Urban Passenger fares

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This Information Sheet presents estimates of urban passenger fares in major Australian cities from 1952-53 to 2015-16. A taxi fare index is available separately from 1996-97 to 2015-16. The general trend has been for rising real urban passenger fares, except during the period 1973-74 to 1979-80, when real fares fell as nominal fare levels failed to keep up with higher inflation rates. Rises in both real urban passenger fares and real taxi fares slowed after 2000-01.