Well this morning on the radio, I heard a report that the price of gas has gone up again – up to $4 at some stations! Here we go again. At some point, this will begin to impact how much gas we buy, the kind of cars we buy, and all other kinds of decisions we make as consumers. The price of gas is high, but I started thinking of the price of other products that we buy and wondered how much they would cost per gallon if you could use them as fuel to power your car.
For example, a 16 oz. bottle of diet Snapple is $1.29 – that is $10.32 a gallon. A 20 oz. bottle of Gatorade is normally $1.59 or $10.17 per gallon. A 9 oz. bottle of Evian water sells for $1.49 or $21.19 per gallon! Did anyone ever think that a bottle of water would cost over five times what a gallon of gas would cost? No, me neither.
However, the real kicker is the price of printer ink – the stuff you buy at the store to use in your home printer. I don’t know how much I use in my printer, but it comes in a very small container. I have seen estimates that the cost of a gallon of printer ink is $5,200 per gallon!
So next time you go complain about the price of gas, be thankful that your car doesn’t run on Snapple, Gatorade, or, God forbid, printer ink! Wonder how many miles per gallon you would get? Just kidding!