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London Public Transport World’s Most Expensive

London Public Transport World’s Most ExpensiveLondon Public Transport World’s Most Expensive

Public transport in London is the world’s costliest service, a report said.

A monthly travel card costs £135 ($174), according to a Deutsche Bank report—£33 ($43) more than Dublin, which was ranked second priciest city, BBC News reported.

Auckland, where a ticket costs £95 ($123), came third, while New York City, at £91 ($118), came fourth, and Tokyo fifth at £86 ($111).

Transport for London said the findings did “not show the true cost of transport in other countries”.

The survey also found the cost of travel in the capital has dropped since 2014, when commuters paid £165 ($213).

Its authors ranked London 10th most expensive for gasoline and the third for car hire.

Hong Kong had the priciest gasoline, while Amsterdam was the most expensive for a daily car rental, the report said.

London’s taxis fared slightly better, ranked 20th in a list of 47 cities, with Zurich topping the list for the most expensive fares.

For quality of life, London was ranked 33rd in the world, similar to other “mega cities” such as Tokyo, Paris and New York.

According to the report, these cities “rank very low” for quality of life, mostly due to “high living costs, crime, pollution and commuting time”.

“This is highly subjective and one person’s long commute may be another person’s chance to catch up on Netflix,” the report said.

“Megacity dwellers may also forsake short-term quality of life for aspirational reasons,” the report added.

Wellington in New Zealand was ranked as the best city to live in terms of quality of life, followed by Edinburgh, Vienna, Melbourne and Zurich.


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