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Istanbul is 13th cheapest city for taxi ride

Istanbul is the 13th cheapest city for taxi ride, with a cost of US $2.92 for a 3km ride, according to a new survey.

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Zurich named the most expensive city for 3 km fare with US$25.25, followed by Geneva with US$17.53. Following the two Swiss cities, Tokyo ranked 3rd most expensive city for 3km taxi ride with US$15.95.

When you consider taxi fares between airport and city center, Tokyo ranked most expensive with a ride cost US$189.91. Followed by Milan with US$101.62. Oslo ranked 3rd with a fare of US$86.51.

Meanwhile Cairo ranked cheapest in the world with US$0.55 for 3 km taxi ride, followed by Mumbai (US$1.40), Bucharest (US$1.47), Jakarta (US$1.47).

Cairo (US$4.20), Mumbai (US$4.44), and Tunis (US$4.49) are the cheapest cities for a taxi ride between airport and city center.

Istanbul ranked 13th with US$2.92 for 3 km ride and 26th for rides between airport and city center, average cost measured as US$24.21.

Online used car dealership Carspring have produced the study revealing the price of taxi use in 80 cities around the world. To compile the Taxi Price Index, they researched the cost of hailing a taxi, the cost per kilometer, the cost of waiting time, and the typical fare for a taxi from the airport to the city center.

“Nothing beats the relief of hopping into a comfortable taxi after a long day of sightseeing in a new city,” says Carspring CEO Maximilian Vollenbroich. “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.”

Full results for all 80 cities can be found on the results page here:

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