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BsF 0.097


10 eggs or 100 gallons of gas

10 eggs or 100 gallons of gas

Since 1996, gasoline prices in Venezuela have not wavered. The price? BsF 0.097 per liter (for 95 octane). So at the official exchange rate of BsF 6.3 per dollar, one gallon of gas here costs 5.8 cents.


Crazy, right? Well, it get’s even more cray cray: at the current parallel rate of BsF 48 per dollar, one gallon of gas costs 7/10ths of a cent (though technically you could round up to 8/10ths of a cent).


It blows the mind. Especially when you start to compare it to normal grocery items.

One example for now. At the parallel exchange rate, one egg costs 7.5 cents. That’s 10 times the price of a gallon of gas. In other words, you could buy 10 gallons of gas for the price of one egg. That nearly fills most compact cars! One egg! At the cheaper Saturday market!


2 comments on “BsF 0.097

  1. Steven Ross
    October 23, 2013

    I agree, that’s mind-blowing!

  2. Briana
    November 2, 2013

    Totally cray-cray.

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