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Information about the cost of getting to and from the airport, train or bus station to a hotel is valuable, especially when on a budget. As disruptive technologies like Uber (online app that connects riders to drivers) and ride sharing become more common, travelers have more options than ever before. The Urban Transit Price Index consists of price of public transportation, taxis, and Uber based on a single journey, including factors such as distance and time, among others, in 60 cities across the world. All monetary conversions were done on the same day using Bloomberg exchange rates. Real prices were used instead of Purchasing power parity (PPP) as this Price index is intended for travelers not as a macroeconomic tool. All data was gathered from official provider sites. The taxi data was calculated based on the cost of a 10 km ride; for Uber the cost of all available services in the city for an equivalent journey was averaged and for public transport the price of a standard single ticket was taken.
Historical versions of this dataset since 12 January 2016 are available.
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