In Budapest, the initial charge for passenger transport will rise to 1,000, the kilometre charge to 400 and the per-minute charge to 100 forints from 9 May, if the proposal is approved by the General Assembly of Budapest next Wednesday, the Deputy Mayor General announced.
Ambrus Kiss said
the change will mean a price increase of around 35 percent for consumers.
The deputy mayor explained that the extent of the price increase was justified as official taxi charges had not changed since 1 July 2018.
This sector is also subject to the rules of economics: if fuel is becoming more expensive and also core inflation figures are on the rise, there has to be some response to that,
he added. In addition, while in March 2020 - before the outbreak of the pandemic - the number of taxis in the capital was 6754, the latest figures show that there are only 5070 of them left.