Web Wealth: Hitting you where it really hurts - your wallet

Mainstreet.com lists 10 places in the world where the price of gasoline is more expensive than in the United States. It tops out at $9.58 a gallon.
Mainstreet.com lists 10 places in the world where the price of gasoline is more expensive than in the United States. It tops out at $9.58 a gallon.
Posted: February 26, 2012

Prices for gasoline and lots of other items are rising. It could be worse, though, so here are some reminders that it is still possible to avoid the most expensive things in life.

Gasoline. If you think you've got it bad at the gas pump, then look at these 10 places where gasoline prices are higher than in the United States. Mainstreet.com lists some impressive pricing, including the topper, Asmara, Eritrea, an African nation on the Red Sea, where the equivalent of a U.S. gallon fetches $9.58.

http://bit.ly/zOO053

Cities. What major city is most expensive to live in? A report this month by the Economist Intelligence Unit that was widely cited says Zurich, Switzerland, gets the prize this year. That's due, in part, to money flowing in from the beleaguered eurozone. Tokyo was No. 2. No U.S. cities were in the top 10, listed here at TheHuffingtonPost.com.

http://huff.to/wHuV8z

Repair bills. AOL Autos examined the most expensive car repairs and how to avoid having to make them. Worst wallet-draining repairs involve dismantling overheated engines for retooling, and can run to $8,000 or more. If you don't need that particular headache - or the second-worst repair, a $7,000 job on your hybrid's inverter assembly - avoidance boils down to minding the maintenance schedule and checking fluid levels.

http://aol.it/Abaji6

Tuna, etc. There's a blog at most-expensive.net chronicling financial excesses, including a man's suit stitched with platinum and gold threads and costing more than $100,000, a tuna for sushi lovers in Japan that sold for $1,238 a pound, and many other excesses.

http://most-expensive.net

Cheap gasoline. To look for cheaper gasoline in your area - and to let drivers know the prices that you're seeing - call up GasBuddy.com or get the free GasBuddy app for your smartphone. The website tracks prices all over the United States and Canada.

http://gasbuddy.com


Contact staff writer Reid Kanaley at 215-854-5114, rkanaley@phillynews.com, or @ReidKan on Twitter. Read his columns at www.philly.com/kanaley

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