Last week the Economist published OECD data showing the change in gas taxes for a number of countries. As you can see, the jump in taxes for some countries is pretty astounding.
I‘ve always admired the Economist’s data presentations, so I decided to see how difficult it is to duplicate their techniques.
So I started with the original OECD tables and massaged them into an Excel document. It did take quite a bit of massaging, but I’m happy with the result. Maybe I could have a new career in the Graphic Arts.
I decided that the actual taxes themselves were more interesting than the changes. This is the most up-to-date information from OECD and I’ve converted to Gallons and Dollars from Litres and Euros. Here’s my chart, and in case its beauty doesn’t take your breath away, the numbers certainly will.
I guess things taxes could be worse.