How Much Do Taxi Cabs Generally Cost in America?

Taxi fares in the United States vary significantly depending on the area, but per mile cost is generally around $3, as of 2015. A typical fare for a medium-length trip varies from under $10 to over $25.

Areas with a high cost of living tend to have higher taxi fares, although this isn't always the case. One way to estimate the cost of a taxi fare in advance is through a taxi fare calculator, such as the one on The user enters a starting point and a destination address. The calculator provides multiple fare estimates based on taxi fares in that area, with estimates for the fastest, cheapest and shortest routes.