If you’re a Dubai-aite you’ll know what a blessing the city’s public transport is. Well-connected, clean and on-time, Dubai’s public transport is certainly one of the best in the world. But, now we’re proud to share that the city’s public transport also ranks among the cheapest cities in the world.
Dubai among the top 10 cities with the most affordable public transport in the world
A new research by Picodi.com revealed that Dubai’s public transport fares is among the cheapest cities. A monthly pass costs AED 350, which is only 2.3 percent of the average net wage in the UAE, the study revealed. Dubai ranked among the top 10 cities with the most affordable public transport in the world.
Picodi.com analysed the public transport fares in 45 cities worldwide and juxtaposed the transport expenses with local average wages. The study took into consideration aspects like single ticket prices, as well as monthly passes, which allow for unlimited travel within the city limits.
The data revealed that London ($5.19), Zurich ($4.75) and Oslo ($3.91) pay the most expensive single tickets. On the other hand, the highest prices for monthly passes are paid by citizens of London ($271), Melbourne ($190) and Dublin ($166). The monthly access to all means of public transport in São Paulo, costs 14.3% of the average wage. Istanbul and London (7.5% and 7.4% of the average wage respectively) bagged the second and third place in terms of cost.
Singapore was ranked the cheapest city with a monthly pass costs S$128, which is only 1.9% of the average net wage in Singapore. This result is similar to ratios in New York (2.1%) and Reykjavik (1.8%).
The study did not include cities like Tokyo, Beijing, Jakarta, and Bangkok where one mode of transport is offered by multiple operators with very different pricing policies. Similarly, cities where it is not possible to buy a monthly pass was also not taken into consideration.
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