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Posted By: brian16

In case anyone is interested the price of ordinary unleaded at my local Tesco filling station this morning was, 112.9 pence per litre, converted to Euros, that's about Euros 1.38 Similarly diesel was 122.9 pence per litre, or Euros 1.5 As Tesco are fond of saying......."Every little helps!" How do these prices compare in Cyprus at the moment?



Posted By: michele

Cheaper but not as cheap as people think! Larnaca today 107.9 euros for cheapest unleaded. At rate of 1.25 to £sterling (may have gone up a bit) thats 86.32p a litre - so not as much as people think as its creeping up here with price of oil.

Posted By: brian16

Thanks Michele, I'm going to have to get used to working in Euros, for years I've worked in Cyprus Pounds and knew where I was. The Euro exchange rate seems better in Cyprus than in the UK so next time we come we'll bring Sterling and change it there. You get 1.25 whereas the best we get here is around 1.22. But I see what you mean, it isn't that much cheaper so I hate to think how the locals are managing. Brian.

Posted By: bromerzz

Diesel locally between €112.3 and 113.2 a litre so some price diffential between Deryneia and Larnaca.

Posted By: Ristac

To think less than 12 months ago, I used my 5p a litre off voucher with Tesco (for shopping there) which meant I was paying under 90p a litre. I find it annoying that for such a long time the garages did not want to break the £1.00 barrier but when they did we did not see a slow climb, we just went straight up to £1.15 area

Posted By: Phil & Maria

in the past few days, it's gone up to £1.24 and rising, ech day it seems to go up!! we started a car sharing scheme and I thought I was quids in, but now I'm paying what I used to pay before giving people a lift!! where will this all end, where did all the protests go....??

Posted By: windmiller

In Larnaca today Eu 1.06 for unleaded 95, equivalent to £0.62 of the old money. Not bad given crude oil prices.

Posted By: Keith Sheffield

Direct price comparisons are only of any use if you are receiving income from the UK. If you are earning your living in Cyprus, then the cost of fuel, as a proportion of average income, is far higher than in the UK.





Posted By: brian16

Thankyou Keith, and you're absolutely spot on, but this thread is not about making comparisons in that way, it's about what I can expect to pay for petrol next time I'm over, in August. My thanks to Windmiller also who mentioned that Unleaded 95 is currently Euros 1.06 a litre. We only get Euros 1.22 per GBP at this end so a quick calculation tells me that 1.06 Euros is about 87 pence per litre which for a British tourist, compares favourably at a saving of approx. 26pence a litre. So you pay slightly over 71% of the current cost in the UK. Incidentally, the news is that Unleaded is expected to reach £1.50 a litre by Autumn..........Wonderful!! However, I also take on board your comment Keith, and can sympathise accordingly. Thanks to all for your info. Cheers, Brian.

Posted By: househunter

Well fuel is bought 3-6 months in advance so the cheap prices we have now will be a thing of the past by August!! :roll: :roll: If wages in Cyprus are lower then it is much more expensive to a worker there.

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Just merged a thread...
  • 05615313 wrote:
    Can anyone tell me what the current patrol rate is in Cyprus?
    It is scandalous here in UK. I paid £1.10 per litre yesterday!
    Christine

  • kdepp77 wrote:
    It seemes to be going up by the day at the moment. When we arrived in February we were paying 1.028 now it is 1.062 (Euros of course) It's still cheaper here than the UK but of course it's all relative!


Posted By: DAC

From and article in this weekends telegraph, Cyprus has the 3rd lowest Fuel tax levy in Europe at just the equivilant of 25p per litre. It will be no suprise that the UK was the highest. :( Passed a garage in Grimsby the other day that is charging £1.32 a litre for diesel, It must be the cost of transporting it there from the refinery, that's 5 miles away! I wondered why our stretch of the ozone layer was looking so much better these days :?

Posted By: kdepp77

Made a posting earlier about petrol being 1.062 (bought this afternoon). Just driven past the same garage and it is now 1.079 - think i better get my bike out!!

Posted By: AskCy

I'm thinking of converting my car to run off a mixture of gold and saffron as its going to be cheaper to buy before long ! Steve

Posted By: DAC

If the barrel reaches the $300 mark as some are predicting, we could be entering a Mad Max style scenario :evil:



Posted By: AskCy

  • DAC wrote:
    If the barrel reaches the $300 mark as some are predicting, we could be entering a Mad Max style scenario :evil:

....gets the welder on standby !... :lol:

Posted By: LynSab

Brian,s original question about petrol prices in the UK and what he can expect in Cyprus when he is over, is simply he will be paying more. In fact this will apply anywhere. Nothing to do with anything other than sky rocketing crude oil prices! and oil cartels working overtime to push up prices, fears of war, natural disasters, political tensions all push up prices. It is in the end all down to these guys! And governments added taxes and vat of course, 70% UK, here I am not sure is it 25%? We are all lambs to the slaughter just by the very people who run the cartels and oil companies, some countries heads of government have connections with oil companies (USA) so we are told. America for instance has huge reserves which add to demand and push up prices. Its predicted that there will be fuel protests worldwide. I think its ludicrous that the average worker who HAS to commute to work is made to pay like this when transport is either unavailable or costly. It would be great if we could all get on our bikes in protest but this for my son for example would be out of the question. Flying is affected by the same measure and tourist economies like Cyprus will most definitely pay a price. It all limits supposed freedom which you can enjoy, and governments instead of helping pile on the agony. Someone inventing an alternate cleaner safer fuel would cause oil prices to tumble, I think this is the best that could happen.You have to question why it has,nt? Not only would we all benefit on cheaper cleaner fuel hopefully. Wars in the oil rich countries would cease. Gosh thats deep for me sorry :o Just had an arguement with my builder.

Posted By: Phil & Maria

so today I notice that the price has risen yet again, now 1.28 for diesel, which used to be cheape than unleaded once upon a time!! also read that it is realistically possible that crude will reach $200/barrel sooner rather than later.......

Posted By: Fiesty Jan

Apart from the fact that you don't travel the same distances in Cyprus to go to work and also don't spend half your life in a traffic jam wasting any amount of fuel.
  • Keith Sheffield wrote:
    Direct price comparisons are only of any use if you are receiving income from the UK. If you are earning your living in Cyprus, then the cost of fuel, as a proportion of average income, is far higher than in the UK.


Posted By: caligi

ok it cost me 50 euros to fill up this morning.... is there anyone else on here who doesnt even look to check or compare prices or am I not normal?

Posted By: brian16

It's predicted that Unleaded in the UK will rise to £1.50 a litre by Autumn.

Posted By: Fiesty Jan

What's the point in looking and moaning about it if you're not going to do anything about it? I have made a concious decision to drive more slowly which can have a dramatic effect on the amount of fuel used. On a 70 mile journey for instance at the weekend, I got a mpg figure of 27 on the way there as I was a little late. On the way home I got 40 mpg so used 1 gallon (£5) less. If global warning is to be tackled people need to be stopped using unecessary fuel. If parking were strictly forbidden within 1 mile of any school for instance with tickets being issued immediately, we'd have far less fat kids and less fuel being used.
  • caligi wrote:
    ok it cost me 50 euros to fill up this morning....
    is there anyone else on here who doesnt even look to check or compare prices or am I not normal?




Posted By: brian16

Jan, the speed at which any car uses optimum fuel is actually 57mph so driving at speeds above OR below that will cost you more. There are several other methods you could use for fuel savings such as always make sure your tyre pressures are correct. "Feathering" or "tickling" the accelerator when speeding up or slowing down makes a huge difference to fuel consumption. As does braking very gently, well in advance. Don't carry the kitchen sink around in the boot or in the car. If the child seat's not needed, take it out, it's all extra weight. Where possible, try to ensure the petrol tank is full. It's a fact (don't ask me why) but cars perform better on a full tank than on a part empty one, and if anyone can explain why then please do so. And if anyone else can come up with any more fuel saving tips then please do so. Brian.

Posted By: Fiesty Jan

I'm aware of optimum speeds Brian. The journey I refer to was a straight journey up and down the motorway. The best way to save money on fuel is to walk. I walked from Larnaca to Oroklini last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. If there were a cycle lane it would be ideal.

Posted By: rockjock

8 pence per ltr. in Qatar. Six Pounds fifty to fill my works 4X4 with 80 ltrs. The powers that be are really ripping us off and laughing at us as the treasury benefits and then they spend the cash propping up another one of their numerous cock ups. RJ

Posted By: brian16

What a pleasing thought it is that for every £1 we spend on petrol, our wonderful Labour government takes 70 pence!

Posted By: brian16

If fuel prices continue to rise, I'm going to have to bat the cobwebs off my trusty penny farthing!

Posted By: DAC

Hi, I saw a guy filling up his Pajero yesterday, he was looking around with a big smile on his face, how thirsty that must be I thought to myself. He looked even smugger when he was paying for his fuel, LPG - 55p a litre. Apparentley it cost £1800 for the conversion. http://www.lpgconversionsltd.co.uk/calc.html A customer had had a small wind generator and solar panels fitted. They said that they had had it done whilst they are both working as when the retire they probably won't be able to afford the bills. They were both in their forties! We've had the central heating off for 3 weeks now and are slowly getting acclimatised.

Posted By: Keith Sheffield

  • Fiesty Jan wrote:
    Apart from the fact that you don't travel the same distances in Cyprus to go to work and also don't spend half your life in a traffic jam wasting any amount of fuel.
    ...you obviously have not experienced the daily run into Nicosia!
    Loads of people commute long distances daily in Cyprus and the number is increasing as more and more people move out of the expensive gridlocked towns. The cost of housing in Nicosia has rocketed over recent years and moving around the city at any time of day is a nightmare, especially as there is little or no public transport alternative.
    As you approach Nicosia in the morning rush hour, you can see plenty of evidence of wasted fuel in the dirty yellow haze that hangs over the city.



Posted By: DAC

Hi, Fuel duty in Cyprus is the second cheapest in Europe, beaten only by Lithuania. Not so bad after all. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/fair_deal_for_drivers/1942640/UK-drivers-pay-highest-fuel-taxes-in-Europe.html

Posted By: Elizavet

Driving around over the last few days I noticed that the Petrolina stations seem to be slightly cheaper than the others.

Posted By: AskCy

  • brian16 wrote:
    ....... the speed at which any car uses optimum fuel is actually 57mph so driving at speeds above OR below that will cost you more........
    Brian.

Thats not strictly accurate (by a long shot). The optimum speed for any vehicle depends on thats vehicles engine power bands and its gearing.
Lets say you have an old car with only four gears and it will pull along without too much trouble in fourth gear (ie the highest gear it will go in) at 57 miles an hour, you may find its actually reving at 3500rpm which is quite high and uses more fuel than reving at 1500rpm, so if you slowed down to 1500rpm in its highest gear you may only be doing 45mph but you will be using the lowest revs for the furthest distance travelled.
If you had a more modern car with six gears you may find it can pull along at 1500rpm in sixth gear but this time its doing 83mph (depending on its gearing etc) so you are covering the greatest distance for the lowest amount of revs.
If you then considered other obsticles to this magic 57mph figure like having a turbo on the car which in top gear at 57mph might be just where the turbo opens up and starts drinking more fuel, slowing down to say 55 would keep the turbo from drinking more fuel.... same goes for these smart Japanese engines that have variable valves and cams that open up at higher rev bands so give better ecomomy at low revs...if the 57mph mark meant it had opened up into its higher capacity valve/cam settings you would start to lose the fuel efficiency....
etc etc
Steve

Posted By: brian16

113.9 pence a litre Unleaded at Tesco this morning, I've seen it as much as 115.9pence over weekend.

Posted By: brian16

Wow, Steve, now you're really getting technical!! :shock: :shock:

Posted By: AskCy

  • brian16 wrote:
    Wow, Steve, now you're really getting technical!! :shock: :shock:

:lol: and I didn't even factor in wind resistance ! :lol:
steve

Posted By: DAC

Hi, Try this one for fuel in your area, no gimicks: http://www.petrolprices.com/ You simply register for free and then type in your postcode, it then tells you which garage has the cheapest fuel in that area. Apparently the tip of the week IS TO NOT to fill up on a Friday as the garages put up there prices by 1p a litre on Fridays as that is when most people fill up.





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Posted By: brian16

Good advice Qwacka but would you believe bottled water is still more expensive in the UK!! :shock:

Posted By: brian16

Unleaded 119.9p a litre at Tesco today.

Posted By: taffs well

fuel protest to hit north wales coast and cause traffic chaos ( from news headlines yesterday.) well it happened and what a poor turn out only about a dozen vehicles in all from small business/firms.

Posted By: mouse

Hi If you compare the cost of fuel in the UK to the cost of fuel in Cyprus and then take in to account the average wage of the two countries you will find that petrol is a lot more expensive here in Cyprus for the average worker or retired person than it is in the UK. Regards Kevin :?

Posted By: Auld Grumpy

Maybe so but look at the difference in tax levies between the two countries and then see by how much British people are being ripped off. Grumpy

Posted By: brian16

  • mouse wrote:
    Hi
    If you compare the cost of fuel in the UK to the cost of fuel in Cyprus and then take in to account the average wage of the two countries
    you will find that petrol is a lot more expensive here in Cyprus for the average worker or retired person than it is in the UK.
    Regards
    Kevin :?

Kevin, this has been my argument for a long time but no-one will agree with me that day to day living is more expensive in Cyprus than the UK.
I agree with your observations entirely and as the price of everything else is governed by the cost of fuel, then it is an undeniable fact that Cyprus is dearer for general living costs, I would go so far as to say........much dearer.
This isn't just because of fuel increases either because when we first returned to the UK from Cyprus in 2006, it was very noticeable then too!


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