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Why is petrol in Indonesia 59p a litre compared to £1.28 in UK when Indonesia does not involve itself in foreign wars?

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  • 10 months ago

    Because petrol in Indonesia isn't taxed as heavily as in the UK. 60% of the price in the UK is tax. Without the tax the price would be 51p.

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  • 10 months ago

    The high cost of fuel in the UK has nothing to do with wars - the price of fuel in the uk is so high because the government imposes several taxes on the basic pump price which go to pay for government expenditure

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  • Fred
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Firstly Indonesia has its own oil supplies. Fuel quality varies between countries so maybe theirs is a poorer quality fuel. I remember a segment on a current affairs show where they showed many Africans in their country were making a living cleaning carburettors in cars because the cheap poor quality fuel caused all sorts of problems. The lower wages of Indonesian workers means processing, cartage and seller's costs are way lower as well. I believe much of the cost per litre of fuel in the UK is actually tax. Likely the UK has to import oil, then pay much higher refinery costs, then higher cartage costs to a service station that will have expensive staff manning them. Costs in modern countries are always much higher than in developing countries. That's why so many people go to Bali in Indonesia for holidays as they get much more holiday for their money.

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  • 10 months ago

    you could ask ..why is petrol 1p a litre in venezuela

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Because the british government taxes it heavily, about 60% of the cost of a litre of petrol in the uk is tax.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Lots of tax, if you don't like it don't drive

    • Ludwig
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      We pay taxes in the UK so we do not become a rinky-dink country like Indonesia. Indonesia does like to involve itself in foreign wars, they tried it on us back in the 1960's. But we shot a lot of them, and after a while they chucked it in. See?

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  • 10 months ago

    That would be the tax imposed by the British government on fuel. Fuel prices generally have absolutely nothing to do with wars, unless a particular war wipes out supplies.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Most of that UK price is made up of government taxes which I believe is about 86p. They are ripping us off.

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