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

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:

Rank City Country Taxi Start Taxi 1km
1 Tehran Iran 0.28 0.27
2 Mumbai India 0.31 0.29
3 Cairo Egypt 0.33 0.14
4 Kolkata India 0.43 0.21
5 Hanoi Vietnam 0.43 0.47
6 Jakarta Indonesia 0.45 0.28
7 Sofia Bulgaria 0.46 0.52
8 Ahmedabad India 0.57 0.17
9 New Delhi India 0.71 0.17
10 Gurgaon India 0.71 0.17
11 Hyderabad India 0.71 0.17
12 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 0.72 0.4
13 Istanbul Turkey 0.77 0.48
14 Dhaka Bangladesh 0.83 0.42
15 Buenos Aires Argentina 0.86 0.48
16 Chennai India 1.14 0.17
17 Chengdu China 1.15 0.29
18 Sao Paulo Brazil 1.17 0.71
19 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1.43 0.65
20 Goa India 1.43 0.39
21 Shenzhen China 1.44 0.36
22 Wuhan China 1.44 0.29
23 Moscow Russia 1.5 0.18
24 Zagreb Croatia 1.54 0.92
25 Hangzhou China 1.59 0.4
26 Nanjing China 1.59 0.41
27 Guangzhou China 1.73 0.37
28 Prague Czech Republic 1.76 1.14
29 Suzhou China 1.8 0.27
30 Beijing China 1.87 0.33
31 Minsk Belarus 2 0.3
32 Shanghai China 2.02 0.36
33 Warsaw Poland 2.13 0.58
34 Taipei Taiwan 2.28 0.81
35 Wellington New Zealand 2.4 1.79
36 Budapest Hungary 2.46 1.06
37 Brooklyn United States 2.5 1.24
38 New York United States 2.5 1.71
39 Singapore Singapore 2.55 0.4
40 Auckland New Zealand 2.56 1.79
41 Quebec City Canada 2.6 1.28
42 Boston United States 2.6 2.05
43 Denver United States 2.6 1.4
44 Seattle WA United States 2.6 1.68
45 Calgary Canada 2.64 1.13
46 Montreal Canada 2.64 1.32
47 Ottawa Canada 2.64 1.35
48 Vancouver Canada 2.64 1.42
49 Seoul South Korea 2.68 0.69
50 Adelaide Australia 2.71 1.37
51 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 2.72 0.5
52 Miami United States 2.75 2.05
53 Doha Qatar 2.75 0.52
54 Austin United States 2.77 1.86
55 San Diego United States 2.8 1.86
56 Manchester United Kingdom 2.82 1.93
57 Dallas United States 2.83 1.12
58 Tallinn Estonia 2.85 0.57
59 Sydney Australia 2.93 1.6
60 Madrid Spain 2.96 1.2
61 Atlanta United States 3 1.55
62 Detroit United States 3 1.24
63 Los Angeles United States 3 1.68
64 Toronto Canada 3.01 1.32
65 Perth Australia 3.07 1.26
66 Hong Kong Hong Kong 3.07 1.09
67 Haifa Israel 3.08 1.2
68 Luxembourg Luxembourg 3.13 3.19
69 Brisbane Australia 3.15 1.59
70 Tel Aviv-Yafo Israel 3.21 0.93
71 Jerusalem Israel 3.21 0.92
72 Darwin Australia 3.22 1.13
73 Chicago United States 3.25 1.4
74 Dubai United Arab Emirates 3.27 0.44
75 Liverpool United Kingdom 3.34 1.86
76 Brussels Belgium 3.42 2.05
77 Leuven Belgium 3.42 2.03
78 Las Vegas United States 3.5 1.86
79 San Francisco United States 3.5 1.71
80 Washington DC United States 3.5 1.34
81 Melbourne Australia 3.51 1.19
82 Stuttgart Germany 3.53 2.73
83 Canberra Australia 3.66 1.46
84 Lisbon Portugal 3.7 0.54
85 Edinburgh United Kingdom 3.85 1.67
86 Glasgow United Kingdom 3.85 2.57
87 Larnaca Cyprus 3.89 0.81
88 Athens Greece 3.95 0.84
89 Nicosia Cyprus 3.99 0.83
90 Frankfurt Germany 3.99 2.19
91 Hamburg Germany 3.99 2.28
92 Munich Germany 4.21 2.16
93 Tokyo Japan 4.28 3.62
94 Berlin Germany 4.44 2.28
95 Birmingham United Kingdom 4.49 1.93
96 Rome Italy 4.55 1.54
97 Rotterdam Netherlands 4.55 2.47
98 Limassol Cyprus 4.69 1.02
99 Stockholm Sweden 4.99 1.66
100 Reykjavik Iceland 5.57 2.51
101 Antwerp Belgium 5.69 2.28
102 Dusseldorf Germany 5.69 2.5
103 Paris France 5.69 1.48
104 Amsterdam Netherlands 5.69 2.73
105 Copenhagen Denmark 6.1 2.37
106 London United Kingdom 6.1 3.59
107 Lausanne Switzerland 6.25 3.02
108 Geneva Switzerland 6.55 2.76
109 Helsinki Finland 6.83 1.82
110 Bronx United States 7 5.59
111 Zurich Switzerland 8.06 4.03
112 Gent Belgium 9.68 2.5
113 Oslo Norway 10.54 1.63
114 Valletta Malta 17.08 2.19

Jessica Todd Swift

Jessica Todd Swift

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.

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