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Are Australians paying too much for petrol?

The average monthly Australian wage should be enough to buy about 3783 litres of petrol.

Australia ranks amongst one of the top countries in the world for petrol affordability, outranking the likes of Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.

According to data gathered by Picodi, Aussies on the average wage of $5256 a month can afford 3783 litres of petrol, with the cost per litre calculated as the average of prices from January to June 2019.

By comparison, the average New Zealand monthly salary can only afford 1852L of petrol, Japanese workers can buy 2006L, South Koreans will get 1908L and a Chinese worker can afford 679L.

Meanwhile, the Philippines is the costliest Asia-Pacific country for petrol, with its average income only equating to 158L of fuel.

The study also revealed that Australian petrol is more affordable than in the UK, France and Germany where residents can afford 1440L, 1496L and 1740L respectively on each countries average wage.

However, US residents have it better than Australia, with their monthly income amounting to 4711L of petrol.

Similarly, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are also more affordable for petrol, with each countries wages amounting to 6476L, 5251L and 4922L of petrol respectively.

On the other end of the spectrum, Madagascar, Tajikistan and Zambia are amongst the most expensive countries for petrol, with the each monthly salary equating to just 42L, 131L and 137L in each respective country.

Do you think Australia has it pretty good compared to the rest of the world in petrol pricing? Tell us what you think in the comments below.