taximeterFind out how much it will cost you to get from point A to point B via taxi in major international cities around with World Taximeter.

The free online service gives you a break down of the price for 15 North American and European cities. A simple query for a fare from the Chrylser Building to Penn Station shows the 3.14km ride to take about 9 minutes and cost $10.28. World Taximeter estimates the cost not only based on the distance, but the average wait time, any peak hour surcharges, and 15% tip.

Although the search helps you by suggesting famous landmarks, the service is a bit shoddy unless you use specific street addresses. Hopefully World Taximeter will expand its list of cities offered (they are currently taking suggestions).

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Knowing how the approximate distance and fare for any cab ride when you travel around the world is the best way to avoid getting ripped off.