As someone who utilises the car almost everyday, the rising prices can be quite disheartening, even with whatever discounts we can squeeze from whatever cards or offers we make use of.
That said, I actually came across an article a while back, comparing prices of petrol in the US and various European countries.
And when I compared the prices, and calculated our own after currency conversion, we don't seem to fare that badly actually
(P.S. The article is here by the way)
The problem is the disparity, between incomes and prices of consumer goods. The difference is simply too great. I mean, close to $80 for a full tank of fuel every week is ridiculous for the average income we're getting in Singapore, and it adds up to quite a substanstial amount every month.
This applies to quite a lot of other things in Singapore as well.
What can we do about it though?
Well, election is coming. Vote wisely...