Taxi fares to increase this month

March 6, 2015

The basic fare of taxis could go up from ₡590 ($1.18) to ₡595 ($1.19) if a proposal by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) is approved.

The proposed hike establishes an extra ₡5 for the first kilometer and ₡10 for each additional kilometer.

Gilbert Ureña, representative of the Taxi Drivers National Forum, said they will attend ARESEP’s public hearing because they want the increase to be ₡15 for the first kilometer and an extra ₡15 for each additional kilometer.

Taxi fares in Costa Rica are calculated annually in February and August, based on increases in the cost of living and variations in the international price of oil.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights
Costa Rica
699 views
Costa Rica
699 views

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights

The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night in the indigenous territory of…

‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed
Costa Rica
3103 views
Costa Rica
3103 views

‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the indigenous Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night, the government confirmed. Rojas…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development
Changemakers
406 views
Changemakers
406 views

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development

Susan W. / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 19, 2019

Some rural communities struggle with lack of resources and recreational activities. In my experience, the majority of the people in…