I was just reading CNN now, an article talking about how people were regularly paying over $100 for a tank of gasoline. Apparently, it's hit over $4 a gallon for the first time since the 70s.
I just did some quick calculations. Current UK petrol prices have it at $8.17 a gallon. They're paying a price that we would consider extremely cheap.
I'm not sure what I was hoping to prove with this, except it angers me: 1) That the UK is such an expensive place to live, and 2) That Americans really don't know how good they've got it a lot of the time...