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Here is Christchurch petrol (gasoline) is now NZ$1.859/liter (NZ$7.09 per US gallon) for 91 octane, the lowest grade unleaded available in New Zealand. I just filled up our little Toyota Echo – 34.61 liters (a bit over nine US gallons) – for NZ$64.34.

Ouch!

I am glad we have an economical car. Our Toyota Echo consistently achieves 5.8 liters/100 km (roughly 40 miles per US gallon.) I can usually drive around 550 km (340 miles) on one tank of petrol and fill up about once every two weeks.

Happy Motoring,
steven

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