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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
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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)
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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.

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