Think We Pay a lot for Gas? It's Nothing Compared to Shampoo

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In our efforts to gather some cool graphics for ourCar Infographics series, we’ve come across an interesting little tidbit about how much we pay for gas in comparison to the many other things we use on a daily basis. Yes, we may use a heckuva lot more gas than we do, say, nail polish, but the price tags associated with many of these items are a bit astronomical when looked at on a per gallon basis.

Let’s take shampoo, for instance. Americans pay about $28.60 per gallon of the stuff and that’s nothing compared to the $32 per gallon we pay for that delicious Starbucks Grande Latte. Even Fiji Water is emptying our pockets of $10.24 per gallon and that energy kick from Red Bull costs us $28.16 per gallon. The most expensive price per gallon on the list? Try justifying $1,024 per gallon of nail polish.

There’s plenty more comparisons in the image, including gallon prices for milk, orange juice, and even some alcoholic beverages. Make sure you check them out right before you go fill up your car’s gas tank. The prices may not be comparable to the usage of the product, but it may make us feel a bit better about paying $4 per gallon to get us from point A to point B.

Also, check back with us to find more interesting tidbits as part of our Car Infographics series.


Agreed. That’s an educational fact. Based on the diagram, it shows that we are consuming more gallon on other stuff for our daily necessity and not only on gas. It seems that there is no sense in striking for the increase on the price of gas!

haha. Wow! That’s quite an interesting fact! It seems that consumer need to watch out for their “other” consumption aside for the gas. Well, I guess we can strike also if one of the item here will increase its price tag!lol

If you look at that list and check out all the items, you will notice that most of them are actually made from petrochemicals. So you really are not saving up on fuel at all.

So what lesson do we learn from this one? Well, quite simply, we really need to save a lot on fuel. Even though some other things would be more expensive than it, it will still cost us a lot in the long run.

Not unless of course, you are able to find a good alternative to gasoline. There are actually quite a lot of proposals out there, but there seems to be no best one yet.

Yeah, that’s definitely the whole point here. And to think that you can’t easily let go of your car. That means you will be stuck to spending a lot on goes for quite some time.

The bottom line here is that you will still be spending a huge amount of money on gas, since we will be using cars almost everyday. So we really can’t get out of this one easily.

Well, those is necessity just like fuel for the car. I don’t get the point of this car infographics are they trying to help us be aware about the consumption on shampoo..
I really can’t relate it to gas usage.

well, I don’t think that comparing the consumption on shampoo would help determined on how much gas we used. And i agree to ChromeGrille, the consumption of gas depends on those thing.

Maybe that’s the whole point. It would be inappropriate to compare the prices of these things by the gallon, since we probably won’t be using more than a gallon of most of them in a given time.

@planar Hey, where does Palin come in here? I really don’t see your point on that one. But yeah, you’re right, no one in his right mind would by a gallon of shampoo every week.

Car Infrographics is quite an interesting topic. Well, I don’t know if they are actually comparing the shampoo to the fuel efficient or gas guzzler cars? What i mean is, its still depend on the usage of the fuel. Well, I don’t think that a high end sportscar can be used daily unlike the shampoo, of course we need to take a bath daily.

Ok great complaint against Sarah Palin, but name one person that buys 20 gallons of shampoo a week... week after week after week.


Hey, I like the price comparisons that you did on this one, pretty good. But, come to think of it, we would still end up spending more on gas because of the frequency at which we use our cars.

And I was about to suggest that you try to include other stuff to make your site more informative. You really made a good move with this new section of yours. The price comparison chart is definitely an interesting one.

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