Gasonline is Cheap – Graphical Cost Of Liquids

by The Happy Rock on June 28, 2008


The source was Amazon for the most part so the prices could be location independent.  Some of the prices are for bulk and may be more expensive at your local grocery store. Discuss!

Source :

Oley Eye Cream
Loctite Super Glue
HP Black Printer Ink
Lovely(Sarah Jessica Parker) Perfume
Bertoli Olive Oil
Red Bull
Tide Detergent
Water, Milk, and Gasoline are local South New Jersey prices.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Double Eagle June 29, 2008 at 12:12 am

If I used 40 gallons of Loctite a week, I’d certainly be feeling that.


Will June 29, 2008 at 9:21 am

Back in my day I can remember when Oley Eye Cream was only $1000/ gallon.


Thecpa June 29, 2008 at 11:28 am

Happy Rock,

The levity in the prior two comments is duly noted. On a serious note, only four items on the list affect me. Bertolli olive oil, Tide 2X detergent, gasoline and spring water.

I can give up the olive oil, Tide 2X and spring water for cheaper alternatives. But I’m stuck with gasoline for my car to get to work and errands. Living in the country is wonderful but there is no public transportation. It’s very hard to bring home several bags of groceries on a bicycle. The closest super market is 6 miles away. My work is 14 miles from my home. How do you ride a bicycle 14 miles to work in the rain and/or snow or dark? It now costs me about $60.00 to fill my gas tank (50% increase over the $40.00). Less than a year ago it cost me $40.00 (an increase of 50% over the $20.00). And about 2 to 3 years before that it cost $20.00.

Gasoline may be cheap relative to other products. But as a necessity it is the hidden tax on those of us who must use our vehicles for transportation.

Thanks for the post and allowing me to rant about the high cost of gasoline.


The Happy Rock June 30, 2008 at 1:55 pm

@Double Eagle – Nice! I have been using printer ink to paint my house, but after seeing this I figured I should stop.

@Will – Nice! I remember when Spring Water was free at those pipes near cabins that are deep in the woods.

@The CPA – The post was meant to be a little bit tongue and cheek to help bring a smile or two while we adapt to the changing world of increased gas prices. You are welcome!


Benjamin June 30, 2008 at 11:25 pm

I can’t believe the cost of Olay!

I wonder how much is cost to make a gallon of that stuff. I bet it’s not much more than what it costs to produce and bring to market a gallon of gas!!


John July 13, 2008 at 10:14 am

Shoot – I guess this kills my idea for a hybrid gasoline/superglue car!


Cyrus September 19, 2008 at 8:48 pm

I saw a comparison like this in some other blog and thought it’s funny that we complain about gas prices. But then again, we don’t buy super glue by the gallon (maybe Red Bull). And there are alternative products to choose from. So maybe we should really consider alternative to gasoline when commuting. My electric motor bike seems to work out right for me around campus and around town.


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