Over the weekend, I filled up my car's fuel tank, and I thought petrol has become really expensive after the recent price hike.
But then I compared it with other common liquids and did some quick calculations, and I felt a little better.
To know why, see the results below – you'll be surprised at how outrageous some other prices are!
Diesel (regular) in Bangalore: Rs. 40.00 per litre
Petrol (regular unleaded) in Bangalore: Rs. 58.20 per litre
Coca Cola 330 ml can: Rs. 20 = Rs. 61 per litre
Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs. 20 = Rs. 200 per litre
Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs. 160 = Rs. 320 per litre
Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs. 165 = Rs. 413 per litre
Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs. 45 = Rs. 450 per litre
Red Bull 150 ml can: Rs. 75 = Rs. 500 per litre
Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs. 57 = Rs. 570 per litre
Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre
Rs.. 500 for a litre of WATER???!!! And the buyers don't even know the source (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)
Kores white-out 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre
Cup of coffee at any decent business hotel 150 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1167 per litre
Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre
Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre
And this is the REAL KICKER...
HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!
Now you know why computer printers are so cheap? So they have you hooked for the ink!
So, the next time you're at the pump, don't curse our honourable Petroleum minister – just be glad your Bike / car doesn't run on cough syrup, after shave, coffee, or God forbid, printer ink!
Even I apply the samr logic to other products. Take for instance tooth paste, shaving lotions , soaps- both bathing and washing, shampoos. The coomon inccrediant in them is detergent , which as per my knowledge is only Rs 60/- per kg. In this scenario how can prices of
toothpaste 50 gms Rs 8/- = Rs 400 per kg.
Shampoo Rs 2 for 5 gms
Etc etc can be justified.
So simple. Project a half clad women, preferrably a celebraty using the product and go on minting money.
We all go to the market and know the price of things of day to day use. When any dish is priced exorbitantly in a hotel a person does not really enjoy it.. Aisa lagta hai waiter ke dress ka aur hotel ke interior ka paisa hum de rahe hai. On top of it they mke us feel as if we are not worthy of thier standard. I have not faced such a problem, but then even our money is hard earned.
Personally as an Advocate of a High Court I have a superiority complex [ may be misplaced] but then , where is the rationality behind the price ?