Bloomberg has released its April global fuel price index, showing that South Africa is still one of the most expensive places to fill up the tank – with the price of petrol shooting up by 49 cents per litre in May alone.
The index measures “affordability” as the cost of a litre of petrol relative to a country’s average daily wage, while overall spend represents how much the average driver spends on petrol in a year, relative to the average salary.
According to the 2016 index, South Africa is ranked last – spending the highest proportion of the average salary on petrol in a year. However, as of April 2017, Mexico has claimed top spot, where 3.9% of the average annual Mexican salary is spent on petrol.
South Africans spend an average of 3.2% of their annual salary on fuel for their cars – while people in top ranked Venezuela spend a mere 0.02% of their average annual salary on fuel.
Amid rising fuel prices, consumers are being forced to do their homework before buying a vehicle.
These are the most fuel efficient cars currently on the market.
|Nissan Leaf||0.0 L/100 km||R500 550|
|BMW 740 eDrive||2.1 L/100 km||R1 496 500|
|BMW i3||2.1 L/100 km||R606 800|
|BMW i8 eDrive||2.1 L/100 km||R2 015 300|
|Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine||2.1 L/100 km||R1 117 600|
|Mercedes-Benz S500e L||2.8 L/100 km||R1 931 800|
|Mercedes-Benz C350e||2.8 L/100 km||R804 900|
|Porsche Panamera S e-Hybrid||2.9 L/100 km||R3 134 000|
|Mercedes-Benz GLE500e||3.3 L/100 km||R1 310 000|
|BMW X5 xDrive40e||3.3 L/100 km||R1 180 600|
|Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid||3.4 L/100 km||R1 531 000|
|Toyota Prius Hybrid||3.7 L/100 km||R457 600|
|Toyota Auris Hybrid XR||3.9 L/100 km||R413 600|
|Volvo V40 D2||3.4 L/100 km||R372 400|
|Fiat 5-door 1.5TDCI Ambiente||3.6 L/100 km||R247 900|
|Renault Captur 66kW dCi Dynamique||3.6L/100 km||R289 000|
|Fiat 500 TwinAir Pop||3.8 L/100 km||R179 900|
|BMW 220d coupe auto||4.0 L/100 km||R542 900|
|BMW 320d auto||4.0 L/100 km||R580 300|
|Lexus CT 200h S||4.1 L/100 km||R519 900|
|Mercedes-Benz A200d auto||4.1 L/100 km||R491 300|
|Audi A4 2.0TDI quattro||4.1 L/100 km||R559 000|
|Audi A5 Coupe 2.0TDI quattro||4.1 L/100 km||R619 000|
|BMW 120d 5-door||4.1 L/100 km||R484 800|
|Smart fortwo coupe base||4.1 L/100 km||R174 900|
|Volkswagen Polo Hatch Trendline 1.4TDI||4.1 L/100 km||R253 600|
|Nissan June 1.5dCi Acenta+||4.2 L/100 km||R332 900|
All prices and fuel consumption statistics were supplied by vehicle information specialists, Duoporta.