Kazakhstan Tops CIS in Taxi Service Costs

Taxi services in Kazakhstan have increased by 9% per year.

Recent data from the portal, reveals that Kazakhstan holds the distinction of having the most expensive taxi services among CIS countries. In 2023, taxi service companies in Kazakhstan experienced a significant 17% surge in revenue, reaching 5.9 billion tenge, reports.

As of January 2023, the statistics indicated that 47.4 million individuals availed themselves of taxi services, marking a 2% decline from the previous year. Notably, passenger traffic witnessed a substantial 44% drop within the same timeframe, amounting to 1.4 billion passenger-kilometers.

Further analysis pointed out a 9.1% increase in taxi fares in December 2023 compared to the same month the previous year. Almaty residents bore the brunt of this price hike, experiencing a notable 30.3% surge in taxi service costs. Aktobe and Abay regions followed closely in the list of areas impacted by the uptick in prices.

In contrast, the Mangistau region exhibited the lowest annual increase in taxi service prices, registering a modest 1.2%. Additionally, Almaty, East Kazakhstan, and West Kazakhstan regions maintained stable prices, remaining at the same level as the previous year.

Comparing international standards, data from Numbeo reveals that as of January 15, 2024, the costliest taxi services per kilometer at the standard rate were observed in Switzerland ($4.63), Luxembourg ($3.29), and Kuwait ($3.25). In contrast, Kazakhstan recorded a cost of 0.61 dollars, marking the highest rate among CIS countries.




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