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Egypt Aces Taxi Price Index With Cheapest Fare, While Switzerland Breaks The Bank

A city center journey by taxi costs $0.55 on average in Cairo, Egypt, whereas the same length journey costs $25.25 in the Swiss city of Zurich.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:July 19, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Egypt Aces Taxi Price Index With Cheapest Fare, While Switzerland Breaks The Bank
The world's cheapest taxi fares are paid in Cairo (Egypt), Mumbai (India) and Jakarta (Indonesia). (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ visualspace/ Istock.com)

In Cairo, Egypt, a city center journey by taxi costs $0.55 on average, whereas the same length journey costs $25.25 in the Swiss city of Zurich, according to a worldwide study from Carspring.

The Carspring Taxi Price Index compares the cost of travel by taxi in 80 cities worldwide. The comparison is based on the cost of a three-kilometer journey in the city center.

Various continents are represented in the top five cheapest taxi fares. Cairo takes the top spot, followed by Mumbai in India, where the three-kilometer city center trip costs $1.40. Next comes Jakarta in Indonesia, at $1.47. Romania comes in fourth place with a Bucharest fare of $1.47, and Mexico City takes fifth place at $1.53.

At the other end of the scale, the most expensive three-kilometer city center fare in the Taxi Price Index was paid in the Swiss city of Zurich, at $25.25. Here, the initial hire rate is the highest in the ranking, at $8.30. Switzerland confirms its place as a pricey destination for taxi travel with Geneva ranked as the second-most most expensive destination ($17.53).

The Japanese capital comes third, with a three-kilometer city center fare of $15.95. Tokyo also has the highest airport-to-center fare, with a taxi ride from Tokyo-Narita to downtown Tokyo costing $189.91. Northern Europe completes the top five most expensive cities for taxi travel, with the Danish capital Copenhagen ($13.77) in fourth place and Finland's capital Helsinki ($12.81) in fifth.

| Edited by: Manila Venugopal
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