As any long-time GTA Online player will tell you, the prices of goods tend to fluctuate over time.
For most in today’s Los Santos, this means paying $400k more for an in-game car than you would have for a similar model back in 2013, however, it seems that not everything in the game has evolved to become ludicrously priced as time has gone on.
While petrol prices across the real world continue to skyrocket as humanity continues its lurch towards a Mad Max-style future in which gasoline is worshipped like the water of life, the reserves sitting in Los Santos’ pumps are now looking pretty reasonably priced.
Thankfully, One Aspect of GTA Online Has Been Spared From the Onslaught of Inflation
This is the topic of a recent thread in the GTA Online subreddit, which began with user RaffyTaffy656 casually posting an image of the sign at an in-game RON petrol station and pointing out: “gas prices in GTA 5 (have) been the same since 2013”.
A number of users quickly stepped up to suggest that the prices quoted on the sign aren’t half bad in today’s climate, with Brotherbeam saying: “the gas prices in GTA are better than my actual gas prices”.
Some even shared direct comparisons to real-world US states, with OrtimusPrime responding that the quoted prices are “pretty close to what prices are here in Florida now” and freethedamnsel adding: “it's funny because the unleaded price is the exact same here in Missouri”.
The thread was even host to some Californians, who shared their takes on the gas prices of their home’s GTA equivalent, with user xKhira saying: “that's very cheap by actual California standards”.
Meanwhile, user Basjaa wondered why the performance premium petrol in GTA is seemingly cheaper than performance plus petrol.
Then again, maybe thinking too hard about GTA’s petrol prices isn’t too wise, as user kaboodlesofkanoodles points out: “(the) really crazy thing is, with the way time passes in-game, those prices have been the same for over 200 years”.