Here’s How Much You Will Pay For a Taxi Ride in 80 Cities Worldwide

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When traveling in a foreign city, the taxi struggle is real. Not knowing how much you’ll end up paying is enough to give most travelers anxiety, not to mention how to spot the right taxis in the first place, and the all too real practice of getting taken for a roundabout ride while the meter keeps ticking.

Which is exactly why Carspring, a UK-based startup moving the used car buying process completely online, just released a handy guide revealing taxi prices in 80 of the most visited cities around the world. The 2017 Taxi Price Index breaks down 3 sets of prices for each city, all listed in pounds, dollars and euros: a journey from the airport to the city center, a 3-kilometer inner city taxi ride, and the cost of 1 hour’s waiting time. Cities are ranked from #1 (cheapest) to #80 (most expensive), with Cairo, Egypt and Zurich, Switzerland claiming those titles, respectively.

The guide also shares what car models are most popular amongst taxi drivers in each city, so you can better spot your ride and avoid getting picked up by an unlicensed driver (we’re looking at you, gypsy cabs). Plus, a quick reference if Uber is available in each location.

Take a look below to find out what you can expect while riding in Barcelona, Berlin, Bogotá, Cairo, London, New York City and Tokyo, and check out the full guide here. So now you can go for a ride, without being taken for a ride.

Happy hailing!

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Cairo, Egypt (#1)

Airport –> City Center: $4.20  I  3-kilometer fare: $0.55  I  Waiting cost per hour: $1.14  I  Typical Cab Model: Hyundai Elantra  I  Uber? YES

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Barcelona, Spain (#32)

Airport –> City Center: $43.91  I  3-kilometer fare: $6.32  I  Waiting cost per hour: $7.05  I  Typical Cab Model: Škoda Octavia I  Uber? NO

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Bogotá, Colombia (#33)

Airport –> City Center: $10.08  I  3-kilometer fare: $6.47  I  Waiting cost per hour: $23.95  I  Typical Cab Model: Hyundai Atos  I  Uber? YES

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New York City, United States (#43)

Airport –> City Center: $71.18  I  3-kilometer fare: $7.84  I  Waiting cost per hour: $39.09  I  Typical Cab Model: Ford Crown Victoria  I  Uber? YES

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Berlin, Germany (#70)

Airport –> City Center: $31.75  I  3-kilometer fare: $11.15  I  Waiting cost per hour: $33.78  I  Typical Cab Model: Mercedes-Benz E-Class  I  Uber? YES

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London, United Kingdom (#75)

Airport –> City Center: $72.31  I  3-kilometer fare: $12.35  I  Waiting cost per hour: $36.03  I  Typical Cab Model: TX4 Hackney Carriage  I  Uber? YES

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Tokyo, Japan (#78)

Airport –> City Center: $189.91  I  3-kilometer fare: $15.95  I  Waiting cost per hour: $34.35  I  Typical Cab Model:  Toyota Crown Comfort  I  Uber? YES

Tokyo Taxi Cab I Here's How Much You Will Pay For a Taxi Ride in 80 Cities Worldwide I The Wander Life