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Last Updated : Jun 20, 2019 07:55 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Wondering what people across the globe pay for a cab ride? Find out here

Taxi2Airport chose a 5-km-radius because faced with a journey of this length, hailing a cab is often a necessity.

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One cannot begin to emphasise the importance of cheap taxi fare in a city where the streets are swamped with ‘kaali-peelis’ or the black and yellow taxis. Every morning and evening, during peak hours, if you pause for a look, you’ll see several hands stretched out to hail a cab to the innumerable destinations. The taxis lend life and convenience to a city, so where their fares stay low, the lives of commuters becomes easier. Let’s see some places across the world which have the highest and the lowest taxi fares, according to a study by taxi2airport.com which analysed data collated by Taxi-Calculator.com.
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Every day during peak hours you’ll see several hands stretched out to hail a cab to the innumerable destinations. Taxis lend life and convenience to a city, so where their fares stay low, the lives of commuters become easier. Here are some places across the world which have the highest and the lowest taxi fares, according to a study by taxi2airport.com which analysed data collated by Taxi-Calculator.com. (Image: Reuters)

Egypt probably has a happy population, seeing how their taxi fares are well under control, just 0.84 euros or roughly Rs 66 for a 5 km ride. The base fee here is a low as 0.24 euros. (Image: Reuters)
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Egypt probably has a happy population, seeing how their taxi fares are well under control, just 0.84 euros or roughly Rs 66 for a 5 km ride. The base fee here is a low as 0.24 euros. (Image: Reuters)

Closely following the African nation is India, where a 5 km ride would roughly cost a commuter 1.29 euros or around Rs 102. (Image: Reuters)
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Closely following the African nation is India, where a 5 km ride would roughly cost a commuter 1.29 euros or around Rs 102. (Image: Reuters)

Thailand is the next place where a person hailing a cab would have to shell out around 1.41 euros or roughly Rs 111. That’s a fairly decent price for a 5 km ride, some would say. (Image: Reuters)
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Thailand is the next place where a person hailing a cab would have to shell out around 1.41 euros or roughly Rs 111. That’s a fairly decent price for a 5 km ride, some would say. (Image: Reuters)

However, on the opposite end of the spectrum is Switzerland, the most expensive country to take a cab ride, as per the study. Travelling within a 5 km distance here could cost you upto 22.68 euros, a whopping Rs 1,800. (Image: Reuters)
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However, on the opposite end of the spectrum is Switzerland, the most expensive country to take a cab ride, as per the study. Travelling within a 5 km distance here could cost you up to 22.68 euros, a whopping Rs 1,800. (Image: Reuters)

Japan is another such place where a 5 km ride costs around 15.64 euros or Rs 1,180. (Image: Reuters)
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Japan is another such place where a 5 km ride costs around 15.64 euros or Rs 1,180. (Image: Reuters)

The German streets see taxis plying at 13.80 euros for a 5 km distance. (Image: Reuters)
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The German streets see taxis plying at 13.80 euros for a 5 km distance. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Jun 20, 2019 07:55 am
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