The cheapest and most expensive cities to take a taxi in the UK
Coventry has topped the charts of a recent survey comparing taxi prices across the country. The analysis, undertaken by private number plate sales firm Regtransfers.co.uk, analysed the price of multiple journeys in black cabs across Britain's 25 largest cities, and found the difference to be almost a pound a mile between the cheapest and most expensive.
Topping the chart was Coventry – curiously, home to production of the iconic London Black cab since 2003. Journeys in the midlands city cost an average of £3.11 per mile – almost a pound more than the cheapest city, Liverpool – with an average cost of £2.15 per mile.
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London, famous for its black cabs, is comparatively low - with a price of £2.99 per mile bringing it in below Cambridge, Oxford, Leeds and the aforementioned Coventry.
While Liverpool as the lowest rank was trailed by Edinburgh, Brighton and Kingston-upon-Hull.
The analysis comes amid reports of black cab fares rising – possibly to combat the prevalence of ride-sharing apps such as Uber. The ride-hailing service offers comparatively low fares, but has come under fire for not providing its employees with proper benefits and failing to respond appropriately to allegations of sexual assault in its cabs.
Uber was stripped of its license to operate in London last year – a decision the firm is currently appealing.