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Taxing Car Rentals

May 16, 1999

Most major world cities (out of 52 surveyed) have raised taxes on car rentals in the last five years. The highest rate is in New Delhi, at 49.41%.

Some other rates:

Athens........................19.35%

Boston.........................7.55%

Chicago.......................18.06%

Geneva........................16.32%

Hong Kong......................2.91%

Honolulu.......................8.49%

London........................21.57%

Los Angeles....................7.62%

Madrid........................21.58%

Mexico City...................13.04%

New York......................11.70%

Paris.........................23.92%

Prague, Czech Republic........25.76%

Rome..........................16.67%

San Francisco..................7.83%

Singapore......................4.31%

Sydney, Australia..............1.48%

Tel Aviv......................18.37%

Tokyo..........................4.76%

Vancouver, Canada.............13.42%

Vienna........................24.92%

Source: World Travel & Tourism Council

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