Cost of living crisis: You can book THIS holiday from Newcastle for the SAME PRICE as a tank of fuel

The price of petrol and diesel have reached a record high after the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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It would be cheaper for the people of Newcastle to go on a short city break than to fill up their cars as petrol prices continue to soar as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Nationally, diesel prices are rising by an average of more than two pence a day whilst petrol prices are also reaching record highs.

The average price of diesel across the UK reached £1.76 per litre on Tuesday and petrol hit £1.65 per litre.

Whilst some petrol stations in Newcastle were still offering prices of £1.57 per litre last week, many are charging the UK average price or more.

Taking the most popular car of the year so far according to Autocar, the Vauxhall Corsa, the average cost of a fill up is £72.

A Vauxhall Corsa holds 44 litres of petrol, which comes out at that price when using the national average.

To see what else could be done with that sum of money, NewcastleWorld looked into the cost of holidays from Newcastle Airport.

Whilst more exotic trips to Dubai or Milan aren't feasible for a price equivalent to a tank of fuel, you could enjoy a one night stay in Dublin.

Travelling after work at 9:20 pm on Friday, April 1 with Ryanair, you would touch down in Ireland at 10:20 pm.

You can then book a flight back the next day at 5:55 pm, landing back home at 7 pm, having enjoyed a day in the Irish capital for just £26.

That leaves £46 for accommodation.

You won't get a hotel for that price, but there are Airbnbs on the outskirt of Dublin for as little as £29, with ones more central for £44.

The holiday doesn't leave much room for spending money, but when Geordies are forking out at the pumps, they might think of the things that could be done for the same price.