The cost of catching a cab around the world

4 November 2010

Bitterwallet - taxi fares around the worldTaxi drivers - they're either your front seat best mate, or they're feckless shysters with broken meters and scenic routes. How much you'll get screwed for depends on where in the world you are, so Price of Travel has compiled a list of the average cab costs for 72 cities around the world.

While there are plenty of variables to take into account - differences in rates between taxi fleets, airport and peak surcharges etc - it's an interesting rule of thumb to where in the world your wallet will be burgled. There aren't too many surprises, except to say that yes, there really are eight places in the world more expensive than London. Who knew?

The estimates are based on 3 kilometre journeys (roughly two miles) and have been converted into dollars (currently $1 equals 62 pence); the first figure is based on no waiting in traffic, the second on heavy traffic along the route.

The cheapest ten cities for taxis are:

$0.90 – $1.58 Delhi, India
$0.97 – $1.28 Mumbai, India
$1.04 – $1.73 Cairo, Egypt
$1.14 – $1.71 La Paz, Bolivia
$1.17 – $1.87 Manila, Philippines
$1.22 – $2.03 Mexico City, Mexico
$1.23 – $2.94 Panama City, Panama
$1.23 – $1.68 Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
$1.24 – $1.86 Fez, Morocco
$1.29 – $1.94 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

And the most expensive?

$11.11 – $13.89 Rome, Italy
$11.29 – $14.52 London, England
$12.05 – $15.06 Stockholm, Sweden
$12.50 – $16.67 Nice, France
$13.03 – $16.13 Tokyo, Japan
$13.89 – $19.44 Helsinki, Finland
$13.89 – $16.67 Amsterdam, Netherlands
$15.28 – $19.44 Monaco, Monaco
$17.12 – $22.26 Oslo, Norway
$18.18 – $24.24 Zurich, Switzerland

You can read the full list for yourself on the Price of Travel website.

TOPICS:   Travel

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