The most expensive – and cheapest – countries in the world to get a taxi

Comparing the price of a one-mile cab journey in 50 capital cities.

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When you arrive in a foreign country, you’ll normally find yourself without a car and having to use public transport or taxis to get around.

If you prefer to avoid buses and trains when travelling and enjoy a solitary ride in a cab instead, you might want to get clued up about where in the world offers the cheapest – and most expensive – taxi rides.

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With this in mind, SilverDoor Apartments has compared the price of a one-mile taxi journey in 50 capital cities to find the most expensive and cheapest countries in the world for riding a cab.

Their research found that Bern in Switzerland is the most expensive capital for taxi rides, which cost £10.66 per mile, followed by Oslo in Norway, and then London.

The cheapest place is Cairo, Egypt, costing only 34 pence for one mile of travel.

Take a look at the infographic below to find out where it’s a bargain to hail a taxi – whether that’s a black cab, Uber or tuk-tuk – and where you should opt for walking instead.

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