Posted 24 марта, 14:15
Published 24 марта, 14:15
Modified 24 марта, 16:59
Updated 24 марта, 16:59
The results of a comparative study of public transport fares and wages in 45 major cities around the world (all in US dollars) have appeared on the Web. Experts took the price of one-time and monthly tickets in urban public transport in these cities. They also took into account the fact that for residents of three of them - Luxembourg, Tallinn (Estonia) and Valletta (Malta) - public transport is free.
In the rest, the picture is as follows: the most expensive one-time trip in London ($ 5.19), Zurich ($4.75) and Oslo ($3.91). The most expensive monthly tickets are in London ($271), Dublin ($166) and New York ($127).
In Moscow, a one-month pass costs $ 35 (2,540 rubles).
But comparing these figures with wages, we will see that the most expensive trip by public transport will cost residents of the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo - 14.3% of what they earned in a month, followed by Istanbul (7.5%) and the same poor London (7.4%). Moscow has the 18th position in the list: at the cost of a monthly travel card of 2,540 rubles, a Muscovite spends 2.9% of his salary on it, deducting taxes. In New York, it is even less, only 2.1%, and in Berlin it is 1% at all!
The picture in Russian cities is as follows: the most expensive trips are in St. Petersburg, where a monthly pass costs 3,665 rubles, followed by Kazan and Novosibirsk (3,100 rubles and 2,650 rubles, respectively). The cheapest thing in Chelyabinsk is 1,100 rubles.