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Taxi Meters

February 11, 2001

Car-crazy Los Angeles? No wonder. Among 58 world cities recently surveyed, we have the highest cab fares. A sampling:

Price of a three-mile daytime ride within city limits (with tip)

Los Angeles.................$14.60

Tokyo.......................$14.10

London......................$11.10

New York....................$10.00

Berlin.......................$9.38

Vienna.......................$9.29

Milan, Italy.................$8.35

Copenhagen...................$7.95

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday February 25, 2001 Home Edition Travel Part L Page 6 Travel Desk 2 inches; 43 words Type of Material: Correction
Taxi fares--A chart ("Just the Facts," Feb. 11) comparing cab fares in various cities misstated the fare for a three-mile daytime cab ride in Los Angeles. The fare is $8.40, based on distance alone and including a 15% tip. A higher fare was cited due to incorrect information provided by the source of the chart.

Paris........................$7.89

Tel Aviv.....................$7.76

Chicago......................$7.50

Montreal.....................$7.49

Dublin, Ireland..............$7.17

Istanbul, Turkey.............$4.92

Sydney, Australia............$4.86

Hong Kong....................$4.62

Cairo........................$4.38

Madrid.......................$3.67

Athens.......................$3.63

Mexico City..................$1.67

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Source: UBS, a global financial services company

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