Top 10 Holiday Hotspots: Best and Worst Fuel Costs 2013

May 10, 2013, 06:24 ET from

LONDON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Thinking of hiring a car this summer? Leading car hire comparator ranks the top 10 holiday hotspots based on fuel prices

Leading car hire website has revealed a list of their top 10 holiday hotspots in order of fuel prices, letting holidaymakers who intend to hire a vehicle on their trip know where their money will go the furthest.  

The top 10 European holiday destinations were revealed by the company to currently be Spain (mainland), France, Italy, Portugal, Greece (mainland), Cyprus, Majorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Crete - but which are the cheapest to visit on a 2013 'fly-drive' holiday?

    Rank Country             Petrol    Diesel    Average Fuel Cost
    1    Tenerife            EUR1.11   EUR1.02       EUR1.065
    2    Lanzarote           EUR1.12   EUR1.08       EUR1.100
    3    Spain (mainland)    EUR1.45   EUR1.36       EUR1.405
    4    Cyprus              EUR1.40   EUR1.42       EUR1.410
    5    Portugal            EUR1.51   EUR1.35       EUR1.430
    6    France              EUR1.59   EUR1.38       EUR1.485
    7    Majorca             EUR1.54   EUR1.45       EUR1.495
    8    Greece (mainland)   EUR1.72   EUR1.41       EUR1.565
    9    Crete               EUR1.83   EUR1.40       EUR1.615
    10   Italy               EUR1.85   EUR1.76       EUR1.805

Andy Hemmington of says: "Breaking down these costs to popular destinations revealed that holidaymakers could spend nearly 70% more filling a hire car in Italy than Tenerife. We compiled this list to let them see where their money is going to go, allowing them to budget accordingly. However, although in Spain and some surrounding islands you can grab yourself a bargain, all the countries' prices are similar to the UK cost so travellers aren't in for a huge shock."  

With an exchange rate of €1.18 to each British pound, converted UK prices are €1.59 for petrol and €1.63 for diesel, giving an average fuel cost of €1.610. This would place them in 9th place out of a possible 11 if included in the chart.

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*All prices quoted are average costs and will vary. Prices are all 'price per litre'.


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