As promised, here are the gas prices for the South American countries we’ve visited. All prices are per gallon in US Dollars for regular, unleaded gasoline, except in Peru. In Peru, regular is only 84 octane so we always filled up with 90 octane.
Fuel Prices By Country (South America):
Northern and Central Colombia: $4.35 (as of 6 Jan 2012) Southern Colombia: $2.92 (as of 7 Jan 2012) Ecuador: $1.48 (as of 12 Feb 2012) Peru: $5.26 (as of 25 Feb 2012) Northern Chile: $6.45(as of 28 Feb 2012) Northern Argentina: $5.28 (as of 05 Mar 2012) Argentine Patagonia (south of Bariloche): $3.55 (as of 31 Mar 2012)
Note that unlike Central America, there’s quite a bit of variation between gas prices at different stations and in different parts of the countries. For example, prices in Peru ranged from $4.73 per gallon in Lima to $5.82 per gallon in Juliaca. Prices in Agentina have ranged from $4.72 per gallon in Cafayate to $6.07 per gallon at Paso Jama on the border with Chile. Note also that regular gas (Super) isn’t always available in Argentina even if it’s advertised, so we had to fill up with Premium a few times.
Merry Christmas everyone! I thought I’d share a little Christmas present with other overlanders thinking about a Panamerican Highway trip.
When I started planning, one of my first questions was how much gas cost in all the countries we were going to traverse. I mean, how can you plan a budget if you have no idea about one of your biggest expenses? But that info is surprisingly hard to find. So here you go, everything in one place! All prices are per gallon in US Dollars for regular, unleaded gas.
Fuel Prices By Country (Central America):
Mexico: $2.60 (as of 7 Nov 2011) Belize: $5.25 (estimated as of Nov 2011; didn’t actually get gas) Guatemala: $4.42 (as of 25 Nov 2011) El Salvador: $3.84 (as of 03 Dec 2011) Honduras: $4.35 (as of 06 Dec 2011) Nicaragua: $4.56 (as of 09 Dec 2011) Costa Rica: $4.85 (as of 16 Dec 2011) Panama: $3.61 (as of 17 Dec 2011)