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African fuel price database - please contribute

I know there are lists elsewhere on the web but let's start and maintain an African fuel price database (and Latin America and Asia come to that). Here would be a good place as any so I'll start by throwing in the Saharan country prices which I keep track of regularly on: http://www.sahara-overland.com/country

Should we get a full set of the 30-odd regularly visited African countries in a few weeks/months I (or maybe the sub-Saharan moderator) will make an A-Z country summary here with a date.

My 'cheap' etc comments are in relation to 'high' UK prices (nearly £1/litre petrol & diesel). Giving them in euros or $ may get out of date.

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Algeria - cheap?Petrol (essence) 21.2 d/litre; Super 30 d/litre(where available; unleaded available in the north); diesel 13.7 d/litre.

Chad - high?In N'Djamena: diesel 600 CFA/L, petrol 650. At least 10% more in the countryside.

Egypt - cheap?90 octane 1 LE, but intentionally made horrible to sell the newly introduced 92 octane.?92 octane 1.4 LE?Diesel 0.6 L.E.

Libya - cheap?2 star petrol 0.12LD/litre; Super 0.16D/litre. Diesel 0.15LD/litre. That and Egypt are about as cheap as it gets in the Sahara.

Mali - high?Petrol and diesel from around 500- CFA/litre - more in remote towns.

Mauritania - moderate
In Atar Petrol about 308 UM/litre; diesel 235 UM/litre. 10% more in Chinguetti and a bit more again in Oudane. A few oogs less in NKT and NDB.

Morocco and Western Sahara - moderate and cheap?7.4 dh diesel, about 14.5 dh petrol. Western Sahara prices: diesel = 4.43dh in Layounne, petrol less than 10dh. In the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilia the price is now about the same as northern Morocco and not much less than mainland Spain ~ €0.90

Niger - high?Diesel 530 CFA/litre in Agadez or 350 in Dirkou for 200L

Tunisia - moderate?Unleaded petrol about 1.1 TD/litre; diesel 0.74 TD.
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Petrol Prices

Nigeria: official prices N65 per litre, but expect to pay upto N70-N75 out of big cities. (exchange rate approx 1euro=N160)
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Mali

In larger towns
Diesel (gasoil): 515CFA
Petrol (essence): 625 CFA

A little more in smaller towns
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petrol prices in Tanzania

petrol in Tanzania is currently about 1500tsh per litre, diesel about 100tsh less
current exchange rate about $1-1250tsh, 1 pound-2500tsh
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I am off to Zimbabwe Zambia Botswana Kenya Uganda Tanzania Malawi Mozambique. I will get area prices and major city prices if we stop. Or if i see boards.
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(QUOTE=My 'cheap' etc comments are in relation to 'high' UK prices (nearly £1/litre petrol & diesel). Giving them in euros or $ may get out of date.)

Hey Chris,

Thats a brilliant idea, will be very helpful to all!
One suggestion: Fuel prices in Africa are directly related to the US dollar price so prices given in US$ will remain valid for longer... Zimbabwe being an extreme example.., but my experience is that over the past 4 years prices in general have remained much closer to their dollar conversion than to their local currency prices. Euros would also work.


Prices as in May 2007:

South Africa SA Rand 7.00 (US1)
Zimbabwe Zim $ 50 000.00 (US1)
Mozambique Met 30.00 (US1.2)
Malawi M Kwacha 160.00 (US 1.1)
Tanzania T Shilling 1150.00 (US .95)

As an example: In 2005 I paid 50 Malawi Kwacha for a litre of petrol (now its 160), but in 2004 MK50 was about $1 so the $ price really does not change much....

My prices for further up until Egypt are a bit out of date, but I can look em up for you if you want...
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Zimbabwe -- about USD 1 per liter at the equivalent rate (now about Zim$ 600,000)

Usually you will have to get fuel on the black market, there is plenty about in Harare, however, for other areas I'm not at all sure. I hear fuel is very difficult to come by in most parts of the country. I've been stuck before in places where there is just nothing available, black market or not.
The price can vary quite wildly -- at the end of September it was about 2 USD$ per liter.

In general I assume that it will be about 1 USD per liter where ever I go.

I hope this helps.
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We've just been through Morocco and Western Sahara. Unleaded was around 10.2Dh per litre in Morocco and 6.2Dh in Western Sahara.

In Mauritania we paid 500UM/litre for some petrol in a 10 litre can, but we were desperate and I think he knew it (we have see-through tanks!). We haven't visited a proper station yet for the pump price in Nouakchott, check back in a few days.
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Petrol is around 275UM/litre, diesel around 235UM at the Star stations in Nouakchott.

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Confirmed: 0.09 euro for petrol in Lybia right now. Now that make's riding a cheap thrill!
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Sudan

Petrol: 1.67 SG (0.82 USD) per litre
Diesel: 1.18 SG (0.58 USD) per litre

LPG: 1.09 (0.56 USD) a kilo

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Some east african fuel prices

Botswana at Francistown 4.46 Pula


Zambia side of road 6140 Kwacha southern Zambia Monze
Zambia in Lusaka 6010 Kwacha
Zambia in Kapiri 6650 Kwacha northern Zambia
Zambia In ???? 6775 Kwacha High north Zambia

Tanzania in Mbeya 1500 TSH
Tanzania in Iringa 1450 TSH
Tanzania in Chalinze 1400 TSH
Tanzania in Moshi 1500 TSH
Tanzania in Dar 1650 TSH

Nairobi 71.99 Ksh
Nakuru 74.99 Ksh

Kampala 1650 Ush

Seems that the further away from centers u go the more it costs!
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1.00 USD

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5.97450 BWP

1.00 USD

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3,750.50 ZMK

1.00 USD

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1,128.60 TZS

1.00 USD

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66.6005 KES

1.00 USD

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1,705.50 UGX
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Roads

Sorry i know this is off topic, but perhaps we could also start a roads section, ie where they are shoddy, brilliant, working on or suggested detours? Just got back from kenya and the roads are horrendous. Shocking springs to mind too.
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Thumbs up Fuel prices summary mid Nov 2007

Here is the first summary: 21 countries out of 30-ish after 10 weeks. Many thanks to all contribs, keep them coming.
Repetition is OK if its different price and another locality.
Could do with a few on the Congo side - and please specify if petrol or diesel.

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Algeria
Petrol (essence) 21.2 d/litre
Super 30 d/litre
diesel 13.7 d/litre.

Botswana
Petrol Francistown 4.46 Pula
$1 = 5.97450 BWP

Chad
In N'Djamena: diesel 600 CFA/L
petrol 650
At least 10% more in the countryside.

Egypt
90 octane petrol 1 LE (horrible)
92 octane 1.4 LE (better)
Diesel 0.6 L.E.

Ghana Accra
Diesel GHC .904/l
Petrol GHC .939/l
Out of town prices are GHC 1.00/l for petrol.

Kenya
Petrol Nairobi 71.99 Ksh
Nakuru 74.99 Ksh
$1 = 66.6005 KES

Libya
Petrol €0.09 (diesel even less)

Malawi
Petrol 160.00 M Kwacha (US 1.1)

Mali - In larger towns
Diesel (gasoil): 515CFA
Petrol (essence): 625 CFA

Mauritania
Nouakchott
Petrol 275UM/litre,
diesel 235UM
Atar (north)
Petrol about 308 UM/litre
diesel 235 UM/litre
10% more in Chinguetti and a bit more again in Oudane

Mozambique
Petrol 30.00 Met (US1.2)

Morocco
Unleaded 10.2Dh per litre
Western Sahara
Unleaded 6.2Dh

Niger
Diesel 530 CFA/litre in Agadez or 350 in Dirkou for 200L
Petrol (essence) at least 650 CFA

Nigeria
Petrol official prices N65 per litre, but expect to pay up to N70-N75 out of big cities
1 euro = N160

South Africa
Petrol 7 rand (US1)

Sudan
Petrol: 1.67 SG (0.82 USD) per litre
Diesel: 1.18 SG (0.58 USD) per litre
LPG: 1.09 (0.56 USD) a kilo

Tanzania
Petrol
Mbeya 1500 TSH
Iringa 1450 TSH
Chalinze 1400 TSH
Moshi 1500 TSH
Dar 1650 TSH
Diesel about 100tsh less
$1 = 1,128.60 TZS

Tunisia
Unleaded petrol 1.1 TD/litre
diesel 0.74 TD.

Uganda
Petrol Kampala 1650 Ush
$1 = 1,705.50 UGX

Zambia
Petrol side of road Monze 6140 Kwacha
Lusaka 6010 Kwacha
Kapiri 6650 Kwacha northern Zambia
High north Zambia 6775 Kwacha
$1 = 3,750.50 ZMK

Zimbabwe
Petrol $1-2 per litre
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