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South Africans are reeling from record fuel price hikes, we look at the world's most expensive and cheapest fuel prices.

Despite the price of petrol breaching the R17/litre mark, it's important to note that average price of fuel around the world is $1.17 per litre, reports Globalpetrolprice.com

However, there is substantial difference in these prices among countries.

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As a general rule, richer countries have higher prices while poorer countries and the countries that produce and export oil have significantly lower prices.

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All countries have access to the same petroleum prices of international markets but then decide to impose different taxes. As a result, the retail price of fuel is different.

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