DATA has revealed that the petrol price rise in East Ayrshire is one of the highest in the country.

Admiral Car Insurance has analysed where fuel prices have increased the most in Scotland in the last two months, as well as breaking it down by the most expensive compared to average salaries.

Of the areas in Scotland analysed, only Aberdeenshire had a higher price hike than second-placed East Ayrshire.

The average price for a litre of petrol in East Ayrshire on April 13, 2022, was £1.59.

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Compare that to June 14, 2022, and the average price is now at £1.85, meaning the area has seen a 26p average jump in price in this time.

Only Aberdeenshire can compare with this 16.1 per cent jump. 

In the City of Glasgow area, petrol prices have only jumped an average of 15p in this same time.

Admiral also estimated how much money would be spent on petrol per £1,000 earned by looking at the average petrol prices and the median hourly salary data for each local authority district in Scotland (2021) from the Office of National Statistics.

East Ayrshire ranked just outside of the top 10 in this list, with people spending an average of £38.90 per £1,000 earned on their salary.

Fuel prices per location were sourced from All-Star Card.