What Is the Normal Cost of a Taxi?


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The normal cost of a taxi in the United States depends on the city and the distance traveled, and it normally includes an initial charge plus a per-mile fare. As of 2015, a typical initial charge for a taxi can range from $1.50 to $10. The per-mile fare for major cities ranges between $4 and $12.

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What Is the Normal Cost of a Taxi?
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In New York City, a typical short fare is $5.95. A typical long journey, such as a trip to or from the airport, costs $35. Prices in Los Angeles are slightly higher, where a short fare averages $7.14, and a long journey costs nearly $40.

The typical tip for a taxi driver is between 10 and 20 percent. In addition, passengers are usually required to pay for toll roads.

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