What Are Some Common Cab Ride Costs?


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The cost of a 1.8-mile ride in New York City, New York, is between $7 and $12, while the cost of a ride of the same distance in Los Angeles, California, is between $7.50 and $10. A 1-mile ride in Chicago, Illinois, costs $7.25, as of 2015.

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Some of the highest taxi rates in the United States exist in California. San Francisco's average rate for a 1-mile taxi ride is $7.78, slightly higher than the same distance ride in Sacramento, which costs $7.67. In San Jose, a 1-mile taxi ride costs $8.01.

Detroit, Michigan and Dallas, Texas, have two of the lowest average taxi rates. A 1-mile ride in Dallas costs only $4.35, while a ride of the same distance in Dallas costs $4.53.

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