I want to move to Venezuela

Take a look at this recent chart from the Energy Information Association:

I hate gas prices as much as the next guy (a tiny two-door coup should not cost $40 to fill up!), but thank God I don’t live in Germany. If you can’t see, it costs an average of $11.49 for a gallon of gas in Germany. In fact, gas all over Europe is more than twice as expensive as that of the United States. Southeast Asia varies (it’s $4.16 in India, but less than $3 in China and Indonesia).

But look at Caracas, Venezuela. $0.12! Zero dollars and twelve cents! I could have abstained from that Starbucks espresso yesterday and bought thirty gallons of gas. And I’d have to become a socialist and improve my Spanish, but those are minor issues.


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3 Responses to “I want to move to Venezuela”

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  2. David J. Wright Says:

    Well I am in Venezuela, do don’t have to become a socialist and a little spanish goes a long way if you are a wary person. Yep, its actually less than .12 cents a gallon.

    But you know I only start my car to leave the city on weekends. I would say there is an irony; per capita with all the gasoline we have available our energy consumption here only 1.8 tons pp and the us consumes 8.6 tons pp. Once you are well adjusted you prefer to walk or use public transit. Nobody drives 50+ miles daily to go to work here either, thats just ridiculous and unheard of.

    So come to Venezuela and figure out how you can exploit the 12 cent gasoline and make some money.

    I lived in Kentucky 20 years, now I live here because it is one of the last great frontiers of liberal opportunity, it is stress free, and because the gas is cheap.

  3. Troy Camplin, Ph.D. Says:

    Also, you’d have a hard time finding milk. Seems they’re having a few shortages in Venezuela. Odd how nobody reports on such things.

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