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Egypt and India are the most affordable places among the world’s top cities to catch a taxi‚ while SA is ranked 16th. This is according to survey of prices of a 3km inner-city taxi ride‚ a journey between the airport and the city centre‚ cost per kilometre and the cost of one hour’s waiting time. The study also provides information on which models of car are most popular in each city‚ to make it easier to spot an unlicensed driver‚ and if an alternative such as Uber is available in each location. The 2017 taxi price index‚ compiled by Carspring‚ was released on Monday. It is based on 80 of the most visited cities around the world and is designed to establish clarity about how much you should pay for a taxi. "Nothing beats the relief of hopping into a comfortable taxi after a long day of sightseeing in a new city‚" Carspring CEO Maximilian Vollenbroich said in a statement. "But in some cities‚ this simply isn’t affordable‚ and in other places‚ tourists are at risk of being overcharge...

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