Romanian capital ranks 3rd out of 80 cities worldwide with a cost of EUR 1.31 for a 3-km ride, according to 2017 Taxi Price Index developed by online used car dealership Carspring.
When you consider taxi fares between airport and city center, a traveler pays EUR 14.68 using Dacia Logan, a typical cab model in Bucharest, with EUR 0.31 the cost per km.
Romanian capital is overtaken by Cairo, the cheapest in the world with USD 0.55 for 3 km taxi ride and Mumbai – USD 1.40.
On the opposite side is Zurich, the most expensive city for 3 km fare with USD 25.25, followed by Geneva with USD 17.53. Following the two Swiss cities, Tokyo ranks 3rd most expensive city for 3km taxi ride with USD 15.95.
Regarding the taxi fares between airport and city center, Tokyo also ranks most expensive with a ride cost of USD 189.91, followed by Milan with USD 101.62 and Oslo – USD 86.51.
Zurich has the highest price per kilometre of travel at EUR 4.61, while Cairo, the lowest – 9 cents.
“Nothing beats the relief of hopping into a comfortable taxi after a long day of sightseeing in a new city,” says Maximilian Vollenbroich, Co-founder of Carspring. “But in some cities, this simply isn’t affordable, and in other places, tourists are at risk of being overcharged.”
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. Of the 80 cities included, Uber was available in 65 of them.