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Is your city the most expensive for petrol?

Is your city the most expensive for petrol?

The Australian Institute of Petroleum says that Aussie petrol prices remain at a record low with petrol around 17 cents a litre cheaper than five years ago, but some cities are paying more than others.

As of last week (week to 27 August) the national average price of unleaded petrol was $1.28 a litre, according the Australian Institute of Petroleum. But filling up at the bowser can leave some Aussies counting the cost more than others.

A report from CommSec shows that drivers in Sydney get the better deal paying, on average, $1.17 a litre while those in Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart pay significantly more.

Sydney $1.17
Melbourne $1.34
Canberra $1.28
Adelaide $1.29
Perth $1.25
Darwin $1.28
Hobart $1.35
Brisbane $1.38

The national average price of diesel petrol rose by 0.2 cents to $1.27 per litre in the week to August 27. The metropolitan price rose by 0.2 cents to $1.27 per litre while the regional average price rose 0.2 cents to $1.27.


This article is intended to provide general information of an educational nature only. It does not have regard to the financial situation or needs of any reader and must not be relied upon as financial product advice. Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (CommSec) is a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 and a Participant of the ASX Group and Chi-X Australia.