Over the weekend, I filled up my car’s fuel tank, and I thought gas has become really expensive after the recent price hike.
 
But then I compared it with other some common liquids we use everyday and did some quick calculations, and I felt a little better.
To know why, see the results below – you’ll be surprised at how outrageous some other prices are! 
 
Petrol (regular unleaded) in Mumbai: Rs. 50.51 per litre
Coca Cola 330 ml can: Rs. 20 = Rs. 61 per litre
Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs. 20 = Rs. 200 per litre
Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs. 160 = Rs. 320 per litre
Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs. 165 = Rs. 413 per litre
Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs. 45 = Rs. 450 per litre
Red Bull 150 ml can: Rs. 75 = Rs. 500 per litre
Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs. 57 = Rs. 570 per litre
Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre!!  Rs. 500 for a litre of WATER???!!!
And the buyers don’t even know the source (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)
Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1,000 per litre
Cup of coffee at any decent business hotel 150 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1,167 per litre
Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1,750 per litre
Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2,720 per litre
 
And this is the REAL KICKER…
HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90,476 per litre !!!!!
Now you know why computer printers are so cheap? they have you hooked for the ink!
So, the next time you’re at the pump, don’t curse our honorable Petroleum minister – just be glad your car doesn’t run on cough syrup, after shave, coffee, or God forbid, printer ink!