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The 2017 Taxi Price In­dex fea­tured the world’s cheap­est and prici­est cities to take a taxi. Jakarta came out as the only city in In­done­sia that made the count.

Hail­ing a taxi puts users in an awk­ward po­si­tion, with the full fare not known un­til the end of the journey. In some parts of the world this can be har­row­ing, with taxi prices reg­u­larly run­ning high, but in oth­ers, like Jakarta, it can of­ten be a pleas­ant sur­prise with rea­son­able prices.

A study re­leased last month by Car­spring, a UK-based on­line car deal­er­ship, looked at taxi fares across 80 of the world’s largest cities. The study high­lighted sev­eral fac­tors, in­clud­ing the cost per kilo­me­tre, the cost of a three-kilo­me­tre ride and the av­er­age price from the air­port to the city cen­tre. Car­spring also looked at the most pop­u­lar ve­hi­cles used by taxi drivers in an ef­fort to dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween le­gal and il­le­gal taxis.

The in­dex found Jakarta sits as the fourth cheap­est in the world and the cheap­est in the re­gion at US$0.32 per kilo­me­tre. Cairo came in bot­tom of the global chart at US$0.11. Zurich topped the chart at US$5.48 per kilo­me­tre.

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