The 2017 Taxi Price Index has named Lagos as the most expensive city in Africa to take a taxi.

Compiled by CarSpring,  the Taxi Price index takes into consideration: the cost of hailing a taxi, the cost per kilometre, the cost of waiting time, and the typical fare for a taxi from the airport to the city centre.

“Nothing beats the relief of hopping into a comfortable taxi after a long day of sightseeing in a new city,” says Carspring CEO Maximilian Vollenbroich.

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“But in some cities, this simply isn’t affordable, and in other places, tourists are at risk of being overcharged. We hope our research helps travellers prepare for safe, fun, and budget-friendly travel in whatever ride best suits them.”

The most expensive cities to take a taxi in, across the world are Zurich in Switzerland, Geneva in Switzerland, and Tokyo in Japan.

The three most expensive cities in Africa to take a taxi in are Lagos in Nigeria, Cape Town in South Africa, and Tunis is Tunisia.

At the other end of the scale, the cheapest cities to take a cab in are Cairo in Egypt, Mumbai in India, and Bucharest in Romania.