What Is the Average Per-Mile Cost to Ride a Taxi?


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As of 2015, the average per-mile cost to ride a taxi depends on the city. For example, the per-mile charge in Honolulu, Hawaii is $3.60 while the per-mile charge in Boston, Massachusetts is $2.80. Most taxicabs include an initial charge when the trip begins and some cities include other charges, such as a gas surcharge, pet surcharge and luggage handling fee.

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Some of the cities with the highest average cost for a ride of 1 mile include Honolulu, San Diego, San Jose, Boston. San Francisco and Los Angeles. Cities with some of the least expensive cabs include Dallas, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Cincinnati and Detroit. One of the lowest per mile charge is Greenville, South Carolina, which has a charge of $1.50.

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