The Meter is on Mobile in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

    Aug 16, 2017 @ 12:47 PM / by Philli Wong

    There are official and unofficial taxis in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The unofficial ones are most commonly used by locals as they can be hailed easily.

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan as seen during AIRINC's recent on-site cost of living survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Philli Wong

    Taxis and Travel in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

    The fare is bargained and the drivers often take in multiple passengers, who share the ride and cost. Official taxis, which is what’s recommended for expatriates, usually need to be called, taking about five to ten minutes to arrive. Although there is still no traditional meter or receipt printing device, drivers use a mobile app as the meter. After a week of trying out both kinds of taxis, I found that the official ones were newer and less expensive, and I felt more comfortable in them, probably due to the fact that using a meter is predictable and clear.

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    This post is taken from On-site Insight, AIRINC’s in-house global mobility blog. On-site Insight provides AIRLinc subscribers with an exclusive “behind-the-surveys” insight into new and existing expatriate locations based on commentary and photos from our global research team. Included is information on general living conditions as well as changing costs for both goods and services and housing and utilities, along with much, much more! To find out more, click here

    Topics: On-site Insight, Insights and Experience, Transportation Data, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

    Philli Wong

    Written by Philli Wong

    Philli joined AIRINC in 2011 as a researcher, she moved to the client engagement team in 2020, and joined the marketing team in 2021. Philli primarily looks after the Chinese-speaking market, and coordinates marketing activities in APAC. While in her researcher role, Philli conducted researches in over 200 locations in more than 90 countries. Philli received her B.A. in Chinese Business Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University, and gained experience in a Chinese financial institute prior to joining AIRINC. In addition to English, Philli speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and intermediate Spanish. She is based in Hong Kong, and her clients are based in Greater China.