The Cost of Taxi Travel in 80 Cities Across the World

The price of taxi use in 80 cities around the world reveled the online used car dealership Carspring

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The price of taxi use in 80 cities around the world reveled the online used car dealership Carspring. The Taxi Price Index 2017 study reveals and compares the prices of a 3km inner city taxi ride, a journey between the airport and the city centre, and the cost of one hour’s waiting time. To help those with real nerves about taxis altogether, the study also provides information on which models of car are most popular in each city, and if an alternative such as Uber is available in each location.

“Nothing beats the relief of hopping into a comfortable taxi after a long day of sightseeing in a new city,” says Maximilian Vollenbroich, Co-founder of Carspring. “But in some cities, this simply isn’t affordable, and in other places, tourists are at risk of being overcharged. We hope our research helps travellers prepare for safe, fun, and budget-friendly travel in whatever ride best suits them.”

Further Taxi Price Index 2017 Insights:

Of the 80 cities included, Uber was available in 65 of them.

A taxi from Tokyo-Narita International Airport to Tokyo City Centre was the most expensive airport-city ride at €168.67.

A taxi from Cairo International Airport to the city centre costs just €3.73, the least expensive airport-city ride in the Index.

Zurich, Switzerland has the highest initial fee of any city worldwide, costing €7.37 just to get into a taxi.

Tunis, Tunisia has the least expensive initial fee at 17 cents.

Asking a taxi to wait for one hour in Zurich costs €73.68, the most expensive waiting time cost in the Index.

In Bangalore, India a taxi will wait for one hour for just 86 cents, the least expensive waiting time cost in the Index.

Zurich has the highest price per kilometre of travel at €4.61.

Cairo has the lowest price per kilometre of travel at 9 cents.

The five least expensive cities worldwide (based on a 3km/standard fare ride) are as follows:

Standard Fare Cost

Rank

City

Country

Airport – Center

Initial hire

Cost per km

Waiting time (1hr)

3km Ride

1

Cairo

Egypt

€3.73

€0.20

€0.09

€1.01

€0.49

2

Mumbai

India

€3.94

€0.37

€0.28

€1.66

€1.24

3

Jakarta

Indonesia

€9.16

€0.45

€0.27

€2.99

€1.31

4

Bucharest

Romania

€14.68

€0.33

€0.31

€3.06

€1.31

5

Mexico City

Mexico

€9.82

€0.53

€0.25

€4.98

€1.36

The five most expensive cities worldwide for taxis are as follows:

Standard Fare Cost

Rank

City

Country

Airport – Center

Initial hire

Cost per km

Waiting time (1hr)

3km Ride

76

Helsinki

Finland

€46.22

€5.90

€1.57

€45.90

€11.38

77

Copenhagen

Denmark

€38.30

€5.14

€2.05

€56.45

€12.23

78

Tokyo

Japan

€168.67

€5.89

€2.59

€30.51

€14.17

79

Geneva

Switzerland

€70.56

€5.80

€2.95

€55.33

€15.57

80

Zurich

Switzerland

€62.25

€7.37

€4.61

€73.68

€22.43

Full results for all 80 cities can be found on the results page here: https://www.carspring.co.uk/taxi-price-index-usd/

Methodology

Data was gathered from the official website of each city (when available).

In some cities, prices vary depending on the time of the day, length of the trip, and number of people being transported. In these cases, we took the average metered price. Note: Some metered prices may vary since different companies charge their own rates depending on the type of car.

The final rank is based on the price of a 3 km ride. We calculated the price of a 3 km ride within the same area (inner city journey) including a 60 second waiting time (20 sec/km) accounting for red lights, stop signs, etc.

$3km Ride = $Initial hire +(3x$Cost per km) + ($Waiting time/60)

The airport-to-centre fares are the result of averaging the price from the major international airport (e.g. London Heathrow) to the city center in rush hour and off peak time. In some cities, the airport-to-city fare is fixed and can be found on official tourist board sites and the official city webpage.

Waiting time prices are calculated per hour. These prices depend on waiting/standing still fares per time slot (minute, 15 seconds, etc.) regulated by the city.

When needed, we convert local currency based on the exchange rate of June 7th, 2017.

The most popular model of car was taken by looking at the standard vehicle utilised by several taxi companies in each city.

Photos: Courtesy of Carspring. Article originally published on cheesetraveller

 

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