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How much you’ll save with August’s drop in petrol prices

The price of fuel is coming down this month and the average motorist will therefore spend anywhere from R50 to R80 less on their next trip to the pump, depending on the size of their vehicle’s tank.

August will see a reduction of inland prices of R1.32 per litre for all grades of petrol, and between 88-91 cents per litre for diesel.

These price decreases will take place from Wednesday, 3 August.

The inland price for petrol 95 was previously sitting at R26.74 a litre in July, while a litre of diesel 50ppm would set you back R25.40.

With the aforementioned reductions, the inland price for petrol 95 will now be R25.42, while diesel 50ppm will cost R24.52 per litre.

What you’ll save

Considering petrol cost under R20 a litre in January, this month’s reduction unfortunately only makes a modest improvement to the month-on-month fuel price spikes, which were largely brought about by inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine putting the brakes on global oil production.

As such, South Africans are still paying exorbitant amounts of money to fill up their fuel tanks in August, despite not paying as much as in July.

Here is what you can expect to save when filling up the tank of your daily driver this month, based on 10 of South Africa’s most popular cars.


Ford Ranger – Save R80.40

  • Cost to fill with diesel in July – R2,042
  • Cost to fill with diesel in August – R1,961.60
  • Capacity – 80 litres


Isuzu D-Max – Save R76.48

  • Cost to fill with diesel in July – R1,940
  • Cost to fill with diesel in August – R1,863.52
  • Capacity – 76 litres


Nissan NP200 – Save R66

  • Cost to fill with petrol in July – R1,337
  • Cost to fill with petrol in August – R1,271
  • Capacity – 50 litres


Toyota Urban Cruiser – Save R62.84

  • Cost to fill with petrol in July – R1,283
  • Cost to fill with petrol in August – R1,220.16
  • Capacity – 48 litres


VW Polo Vivo – Save R59.10

  • Cost to fill with petrol in July – R1,203
  • Cost to fill with petrol in August – R1,143.90
  • Capacity – 45 litres


Renault Kiger – Save R52.20

  • Cost to fill with petrol in July – R1,069
  • Cost to fill with petrol in August – R1,016.80
  • Fuel capacity – 40 litres


VW Polo hatch – Save R52.20

  • Cost to fill with petrol in July – R1,069
  • Cost to fill with petrol in August – R1,016.80
  • Fuel capacity – 40 litres


VW T-Cross – Save R52.20

  • Cost to fill with petrol in July – R1,069
  • Cost to fill with petrol in August – R1,016.80
  • Capacity – 40 litres


Suzuki Swift – Save R48.84

  • Cost to fill with petrol in July – R989
  • Cost to fill with petrol in August – R940.16
  • Capacity – 37 litres


Toyota Starlet – Save R48.84

  • Cost to fill with petrol in July – R989
  • Cost to fill with petrol in August – R940.16
  • Capacity – 37 litres


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