Gas prices are utterly crazy!  Just the thought of paying over $4 for a gallon of gas gets me upset.  If you think that is high, wait to you see what people pay in Africa.

Last week, the average cost of gasoline in the United States was $3.84. In places like Los Angeles, the price has jumped to $4.23 a gallon. These increases are correlated to conflicts in Middle Eastern oil-producing nations.

These costs might feel like an all-time high, but that’s nothing compared to other places around the world. According to a November 2010 study by German research firm GTZ, some countries are paying as much as $9 a gallon.

At $7.08 a gallon, it might be worth leaving the Vespa in the garage and walking to get your espresso in Italy. In France, it’s probably better to ride your bike to the fromagerie – it’ll cost $7.49 per gallon to fuel your Peugeot.

If that makes you ill, just wait until you hear how much gas costs in Eritrea. Due to restrictions and frequent gas shortages, a gallon will is priced at $9.61, more than anywhere else in the world. That’s $127 to fill up your Honda Civic.