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Gas Taxes Drive Icelanders Crazy

Mbl.is has calculated that the average family pays ISK 100,000 (USD 800, EUR 660) more in taxes to the government on gas each year now than four years ago.

car_psPhoto by Páll Stefánsson.

The cost of one liter of gas has risen from ISK 137 to ISK 248 (USD 2, EUR 1.6), or by 80 percent.

The price of gas has gone up internationally, but the government has raised local taxes on gas by 164 percent, adding a new carbon emissions tax.

In Iceland, the average family car is driven 18,000 kilometers a year.

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