Marketing Rounds – Taxi Fares in Miri


I was recently in Miri, and was curious about taxi rate differences between KL and Miri taxis.

Example A: The standard rate from Mega Hotel to Lutong is RM30.

According to Google Maps, the distance is 11.1km.

Now this is the scale of rates for KL taxis. Using the figures:

  1. First 1km: RM3.
  2. Next 10.1 km @ RM0.10/115m = 8.90
  3. So, total is RM11.90 one way.

Assuming that the taxi is charging for a round trip:

  1. First 1km: RM3.
  2. Next 21.2 km @ RM0.10/115m = RM18.4
  3. So, total is RM21.4

Example B: The standard rate from Mega Hotel to Imperial Hotel is RM12.

According to Google Maps, the distance is 1km.

Now this is the scale of rates for KL taxis. Using the figures:

  1. First 1km: RM3.
  2. So, total is RM3 one way.

Even assuming there is a 20% error, it seems that Miri taxi drivers have a better deal. What say you, KL-lites?

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