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Mumbai, Delhi among cheapest cities to travel by taxi

Last updated on: September 20, 2012 10:11 IST

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You might think twice about taking a taxi to get to your destination in Zurich or Geneva.

In both cities a five-kilometer inner-city trip during the day costs around $28. The global average, by contrast, is about $10.
In Cairo the same distance by taxi costs just $1.49 - the cheapest taxi price.

It is cheapest to travel by train in cities of Jakarta, Mumbai and Bangkok as it costs less than $4.  Travelling a distance of 10 km costs just 0.13 dollars in Mumbai, reveals the UBS study on price and earnings.

Find out the cities that offer the cheapest taxi rides...  

Cairo
Taxi: $1.49
Bus, Tram or Metro:$0.19

Taxi: Price for a distance of 5 kilometers/3 miles during the day within the city limits, including service.
Bus, Tram or Metro: Price of a single ticket for for a journey of approximately 10 kilometers/6 miles or at least 10 stops.


Image: New white taxis are seen on a road in downtown Cairo.

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Mumbai

Taxi: $1.76
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.13

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Image: Taxi cabs are seen parked during a one-day strike in Mumbai.
Photographs: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters.
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New Delhi

Taxi: $1.95
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.25

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Image: Traffic moves at a slow pace on a street of New Delhi, one of world's most crowded cities.
Photographs: Kamal Kishore/Reuters.
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Sofia

Taxi: $2.00
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.66

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Image: A man pushes a bicycle through a taxi and car road block in the town of Plovdiv,some 125 km south-east of Sofia.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Kuala Lumpur

Taxi: $2.44
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.68

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Image: Taxis pump natural gas at a Petronas station in Kuala Lumpur.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters.
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Bangkok

Taxi: $2.47
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.75

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Image: Taxi drivers wave a Thai flag during a rally in front of the Government House in Bangkok.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters.
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Bogota

Taxi: $2.81
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.84

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Image: The remains of a taxi are transported by two men on a horse drawn cart on a main street of Bogota, Colombia.
Photographs: Jose Miguel Gomez/Reuters.
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Manila

Taxi: $2.88
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.34

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Image: Drivers stand beside hundreds of public utility vehicles outside a mall in Manila.
Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters.
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Jakarta

Taxi:
$2.93
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.38

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Bucharest

Taxi: $3.17
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.75

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Image: Protesting taxi drivers drive their cars in central Bucharest.
Photographs: Mihai Barbu/Reuters.
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Seoul

Taxi:
$3.40
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.90

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Image: An engineer (top R) checks taxis parked at the compound of a taxi company, after drivers halted their operations to attend a nationwide strike in Seoul.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters.
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Mexico City

Taxi: $3.60
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.37

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Image: A Santa Claus plush toy is seen on the window of a taxi it drives past Zocalo Square in Mexico City.
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters.

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Beijing

Taxi: $3.64
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.26

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Image: Taxi drivers queue at a parking lot while waiting for passengers at the new Beijing Capital International Airport.
Photographs: Claro Cortes IV/Reuters.
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Hong Kong

Taxi: $3.99
Bus, Tram or Metro: $1.33

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Image: Hundreds of taxis wait for customers at Hong Kong's new international airport.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Doha

Taxi: $4.12
Bus, Tram or Metro: $1.14

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Image: A taxi driver looks in dismay at his car after it got stuck on a flooded road in Doha.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Taipei

Taxi: $4.37
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.68

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Image: Taxi drivers in Taipei.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters.
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Lima

Taxi:
$4.52
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.47

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Image: Juan Perez (R) accompanied by his guide dog Isac and Jane Cosar and her guide dog Cubbe travel in a taxi in Lima.
Photographs: Mariana Bazo/Reuters.
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Vilnius

Taxi: $4.63
Bus, Tram or Metro: $0.94

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Image: Vilnius.
Photographs: Halfwit Sock/Wikimedia Commons.
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Athens

Taxi: $5.50
Bus, Tram or Metro: $1.81

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Image: Stationary taxis are seen in front of Athens' Hadrian Gate during a protest in Athens.
Photographs: John Kolesidis/Reuters.
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Riga

Taxi: $6.34
Bus, Tram or Metro: $1.30



Image: Riga's Old Town.
Photographs: Stryn/Wikimedia Commons.
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