Full Tank, Empty Wallet?


Residents of Greece would have had to pay approximately six percent of their average monthly wage for a full tank of gas this past Monday due to the price hike connected to Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. As Statista’s Florian Zandft details belowthis is the highest figure among all OECD countries.

Even with the United States seeing record highs of more than $4 per gallon last week, the nation still comes in last in terms of the average monthly wage share needed for a full refueling as Statista’s chart shows.

“… And do not harm the oil and wine” Revelation 6:6Infographic: Full Tank, Empty Wallet? | Statista

According to combined data from the OECD and GlobalPetrolPrices.com, Americans had to pay 1.2 percent of the country’s average monthly wage for 16 gallons of gasoline at the pumps. While their northern neighbor Canada falls into the same bracket with 1.9 percent, their North American Free Trade Agreement partner Mexico had one of the highest shares of average monthly income needed to fill up a 60-litres or 16-gallon tank at 4.8 percent.

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