From Wired:

How much are you paying for gas? Depends on where in the world you’re parked. In oil-producing nations like Venezuela and Iran, you can fill up for as little as 17 cents a gallon. But in tax-happy Germany and South Korea, you’ll pay more than six bucks. So even when prices hit near-record levels in the US, American drivers get off cheap compared with European motorists. This summer’s bargain road trip: a tour of the Zagros Mountains, from Tehran to Abadan!

Wow, 17 cents a gallon, huh? Of course, as some of the commenters have pointed out, this doesn’t take into account the average salary (and the numbers might be a bit off) … but the graphic is still pretty interesting.

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