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The World’s Most (And Least) Expensive Cities For Taxis, 2018

Unsurprisingly, Malta’s national capital city of Valletta is the most expensive city in the world to take a taxi (at-least if you are traveling short distances), according to Taxi Price Index report 2018 by the CEOWORLD magazine. Customers pay $17.08 when Taxi Starts and $2.19 for the first km of the journey in Valletta, ranking the tiny capital city of Malta as the most expensive in the world.

The reasons why it’s so expensive in Malta is the starting fee of $17.08 – the fee incurred as soon as the taxi sets off.

Norway’s capital Oslo had the dubious honor of being ranked the second most expensive at $10.54 when Taxi Starts and $1.63 for the first km, followed by Ghent in Belgium, Zuric:h in Switzerland; and Bronx neighborhood in New York, United States.

The most affordable place to embark on a taxi journey is Iranian capital Tehran, where the cost is only 0.28 Starting fee and $0.27 for the first km. India’s financial capital Mumbai was the next most affordable city, followed by Cairo Egypt, Kolkata, India; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Sofia, Bulgaria.

The World’s Most (And Least) Expensive Cities For Taxis, 2018:

RankCityCountryTaxi StartTaxi 1km
1TehranIran0.280.27
2MumbaiIndia0.310.29
3CairoEgypt0.330.14
4KolkataIndia0.430.21
5HanoiVietnam0.430.47
6JakartaIndonesia0.450.28
7SofiaBulgaria0.460.52
8AhmedabadIndia0.570.17
9New DelhiIndia0.710.17
10GurgaonIndia0.710.17
11HyderabadIndia0.710.17
12Kuala LumpurMalaysia0.720.4
13IstanbulTurkey0.770.48
14DhakaBangladesh0.830.42
15Buenos AiresArgentina0.860.48
16ChennaiIndia1.140.17
17ChengduChina1.150.29
18Sao PauloBrazil1.170.71
19Rio de JaneiroBrazil1.430.65
20GoaIndia1.430.39
21ShenzhenChina1.440.36
22WuhanChina1.440.29
23MoscowRussia1.50.18
24ZagrebCroatia1.540.92
25HangzhouChina1.590.4
26NanjingChina1.590.41
27GuangzhouChina1.730.37
28PragueCzech Republic1.761.14
29SuzhouChina1.80.27
30BeijingChina1.870.33
31MinskBelarus20.3
32ShanghaiChina2.020.36
33WarsawPoland2.130.58
34TaipeiTaiwan2.280.81
35WellingtonNew Zealand2.41.79
36BudapestHungary2.461.06
37BrooklynUnited States2.51.24
38New YorkUnited States2.51.71
39SingaporeSingapore2.550.4
40AucklandNew Zealand2.561.79
41Quebec CityCanada2.61.28
42BostonUnited States2.62.05
43DenverUnited States2.61.4
44Seattle WAUnited States2.61.68
45CalgaryCanada2.641.13
46MontrealCanada2.641.32
47OttawaCanada2.641.35
48VancouverCanada2.641.42
49SeoulSouth Korea2.680.69
50AdelaideAustralia2.711.37
51Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates2.720.5
52MiamiUnited States2.752.05
53DohaQatar2.750.52
54AustinUnited States2.771.86
55San DiegoUnited States2.81.86
56ManchesterUnited Kingdom2.821.93
57DallasUnited States2.831.12
58TallinnEstonia2.850.57
59SydneyAustralia2.931.6
60MadridSpain2.961.2
61AtlantaUnited States31.55
62DetroitUnited States31.24
63Los AngelesUnited States31.68
64TorontoCanada3.011.32
65PerthAustralia3.071.26
66Hong KongHong Kong3.071.09
67HaifaIsrael3.081.2
68LuxembourgLuxembourg3.133.19
69BrisbaneAustralia3.151.59
70Tel Aviv-YafoIsrael3.210.93
71JerusalemIsrael3.210.92
72DarwinAustralia3.221.13
73ChicagoUnited States3.251.4
74DubaiUnited Arab Emirates3.270.44
75LiverpoolUnited Kingdom3.341.86
76BrusselsBelgium3.422.05
77LeuvenBelgium3.422.03
78Las VegasUnited States3.51.86
79San FranciscoUnited States3.51.71
80Washington DCUnited States3.51.34
81MelbourneAustralia3.511.19
82StuttgartGermany3.532.73
83CanberraAustralia3.661.46
84LisbonPortugal3.70.54
85EdinburghUnited Kingdom3.851.67
86GlasgowUnited Kingdom3.852.57
87LarnacaCyprus3.890.81
88AthensGreece3.950.84
89NicosiaCyprus3.990.83
90FrankfurtGermany3.992.19
91HamburgGermany3.992.28
92MunichGermany4.212.16
93TokyoJapan4.283.62
94BerlinGermany4.442.28
95BirminghamUnited Kingdom4.491.93
96RomeItaly4.551.54
97RotterdamNetherlands4.552.47
98LimassolCyprus4.691.02
99StockholmSweden4.991.66
100ReykjavikIceland5.572.51
101AntwerpBelgium5.692.28
102DusseldorfGermany5.692.5
103ParisFrance5.691.48
104AmsterdamNetherlands5.692.73
105CopenhagenDenmark6.12.37
106LondonUnited Kingdom6.13.59
107LausanneSwitzerland6.253.02
108GenevaSwitzerland6.552.76
109HelsinkiFinland6.831.82
110BronxUnited States75.59
111ZurichSwitzerland8.064.03
112GentBelgium9.682.5
113OsloNorway10.541.63
114VallettaMalta17.082.19
Jessica Todd Swift

Jessica Todd Swift

Deputy Managing Editor at CEOWORLD Magazine
Jessica Todd Swift is the deputy managing editor of the CEOWORLD magazine. She is a veteran business and tech blogger, journalist, and analyst. Jessica is responsible for overseeing newsroom assignments and publishing and providing support to the editor in chief.
Jessica Todd Swift

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