Over the weekend, I filled up my car’s fuel tank, and I thought fuel has become really expensive after the recent price hike.But then I compared it with other common liquids 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 !Diesel (regular) in Mumbai : Rs.36.08 per litre Petrol (speed) in Mumbai : Rs.52 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. 1000 per litre Cup of coffee at any decent business hotel 150 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1167 per litre Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre And this is the REAL KICKER…HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!! Now you know why computer printers are so cheap ? So 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 !