MRCagney Works

Taxi Fares

Taxi Fares is a web application we created to inform the public about the wide variability of taxi fares within major New Zealand cities. For example, in Auckland it is often the case that the most expensive taxi fare for a journey is 1.7 times the price of the cheapest taxi fare for that journey.

To use Taxi Fares, choose your city and then enter a start and end location for your journey. The application then estimates the fare for your journey across all taxi companies.

The estimate is based on publicly available taxi rates and the shortest path for your journey. Of course, your taxi driver might not actually take that shortest path :-)

Additionally, you can vary the time of day, method of payment, and minutes stationary for your journey and see how fares change.

Try it!