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World's Highest Gas Prices

Istanbul gas

David Moore Travel / Alamy

Istanbul, Turkey

$9.63 a gallon
$154.08 for a 16-gallon tank

Turkish taxi drivers in this fabled city that straddles the Bosporus pay a whopping $9.63 a gallon, largely because the country imports 87 percent of its gasoline. No wonder they’re sometimes accused of ripping off passengers. Luckily, Istanbul has an extensive, if jam-packed, network of trams, subways, and ferries, and even dolmuş service—a group taxi van that covers a set route.

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