Monday, July 24, 2006

The price of petrol


A chirp on Cherryflava that petrol now costs almost as much as Jack Daniels got my spreadsheets out.

It's bad, but not that bad. I did the rough sums and can confidently conclude that we won't quite be filling our cars with JD & coke just yet.

1x750ml Jack Daniels = R125 (Makro special)
1/2l Coke = R8 (Pick&Pay special)
25 ml tot JD (R4.17) + 100ml coke(R0.40) + 75ml ice (free) = 200ml JD&Coke (R4.57).

Therefore JD&Coke = R22.83/litre which is still way more expensive than inland petrol at R6.73/litre.

Beer on the other hand is getting much more attractive (as if price ever influenced that!) - with Hansa Pilsener cans on special at Makro at R81.90 a case one is looking at just over R10/litre.

7 comments:

Third World Ant said...

I still find it bizarre that we are willing to pay more for bottled water (usually without gasping at the price) than we are for petrol.

It's mighty unfortunate that Hansa is not my beer of choice, I'll be chugging back at way more than R10/l :)

ATW said...

Oh I see, Ants drink beer out of green bottles?

Third World Ant said...

Ants prefer beer that come out of a keg, especially if it's imported :) But failing that, green bottles are far more sought after than green (or any other colour) cans.

Beer snob, perhaps?

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