Playa del Carmen, Mexico's virtual guidebook written by locals
 

Go Back   www.Playa.info > General discussion > General - Playa del Carmen
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-12-2014   #91 (permalink)
añejo
 
Babaloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Playa del Carmen
Posts: 29,607
The taxi fare increase takes place December 20th.
Have the new rates been published?

Of course not!
I'll try to get a hold of the new rate sheets when available and modify the taxi rate graphic.
No idea when that may be.

Last edited by Babaloo; 12-13-2014 at 12:20 AM..
Babaloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2014   #92 (permalink)
añejo
 
snappysammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 13,066
they need a hike, it's amazing it has taken this long
i expected it in march, and that was long overdue
gas prices go up every month
snappysammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2014   #93 (permalink)
Jersey Boy
 
Route307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 853
Quote:
Originally Posted by Babaloo View Post
The taxi fare increase takes place December 20th.
Have the new rates been published?

Of course not!
I'll try to get a hold of the new rate sheets when available and modify the taxi rate graphic.
No idea when that may be.
Thanks Rick!
Route307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2014   #94 (permalink)
very sparkly
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Camano Is
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Babaloo View Post
The taxi fare increase takes place December 20th.
Have the new rates been published?

Of course not!
I'll try to get a hold of the new rate sheets when available and modify the taxi rate graphic.
No idea when that may be.
Thanks. We arrive Jan 13, staying near coco beach, and knowing the new rates would be most helpful. We walk most places but after loading up at Mega it sure is nice to taxi back. Just out of curiosity, what is gas now going for in peso's? Are liquor prices showing any impact from the declining peso?
CkDkn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2014   #95 (permalink)
añejo
 
Babaloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Playa del Carmen
Posts: 29,607
Quote:
Originally Posted by CkDkn View Post
Thanks. We arrive Jan 13, staying near coco beach, and knowing the new rates would be most helpful. We walk most places but after loading up at Mega it sure is nice to taxi back. Just out of curiosity, what is gas now going for in peso's? Are liquor prices showing any impact from the declining peso?
Gas is higher here than the States.
Up 50% since the last rate hike in 2011.
No wonder they (the taxi union) wants a rate increase.
Babaloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2014   #96 (permalink)
life=playa
 
Marj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Winnipeg MB Canada
Posts: 899
Here's a good one for you. My friend went to Mega and took a taxi back to 30th and 10th Ave. he normally pays 30 pesos so he handed the money to the driver, who started to argue that the fair was 50. My friend offered to call the police for him. He then grabbed a large bag of Potatoe chips and left in a huff!

Do you know what the new rates will be yet? Sure would love to get a look. Your last list was so great to have on hand. Looking forward to you posting it.
Marj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2014   #97 (permalink)
añejo
 
Paw'boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Adventure Port
Posts: 2,669
Quote:
Originally Posted by Babaloo View Post
Gas is higher here than the States.
Up 50% since the last rate hike in 2011.
No wonder they (the taxi union) wants a rate increase.
I just paid 2.54 in CO, peso conversion comes to about 8.5 pesos/liter, think we are overpriced just a wee bit?

Rate increase will be 30% or so I am told by our transport compamy.
Paw'boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2014   #98 (permalink)
añejo
 
Babaloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Playa del Carmen
Posts: 29,607
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paw'boy View Post
I just paid 2.54 in CO, peso conversion comes to about 8.5 pesos/liter, think we are overpriced just a wee bit?

Rate increase will be 30% or so I am told by our transport compamy.
Up to 30%.
As low as 10%.
Depending on the zone.
Babaloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2014   #99 (permalink)
añejo
 
Michael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Playa del Carmen, Q Roo.
Posts: 5,591
Send a message via AIM to Michael
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marj View Post
Here's a good one for you. My friend went to Mega and took a taxi back to 30th and 10th Ave. he normally pays 30 pesos so he handed the money to the driver, who started to argue that the fair was 50. My friend offered to call the police for him. He then grabbed a large bag of Potatoe chips and left in a huff!

Do you know what the new rates will be yet? Sure would love to get a look. Your last list was so great to have on hand. Looking forward to you posting it.
You stand outside of the vehicle on the passenger side when you pay. I have never had any taxi driver argue about the published fare. Pay and leave; no discussion, no grabbing.
Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014   #100 (permalink)
beachaholic
 
Nikky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Back to Montréal, Canada
Posts: 277
I saw the rates when I got home tonight. The taxi driver was asking 240 pesos! we argued, but he showed us the rates from the sindicato del taxi and indeed it was 240, starting Dec. 20th. We walked one block away and got 70 pesos for the same ride.
Nikky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014   #101 (permalink)
añejo
 
Babaloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Playa del Carmen
Posts: 29,607
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikky View Post
I saw the rates when I got home tonight. The taxi driver was asking 240 pesos! we argued, but he showed us the rates from the sindicato del taxi and indeed it was 240, starting Dec. 20th. We walked one block away and got 70 pesos for the same ride.
From where to where?
The rate to Playacar will be 80 pesos.
The rate within Zone One will be 25 pesos.
However, Zone One has been reduced from Juarez to Constituyentes.
Zone Two is now Constituyentes to 38th.
The rate sheets have not been distributed to the drivers. Maybe tomorrow
Someone was hoodwinked.
I'm on top of it. New rates and graphic ASAP.
Babaloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014   #102 (permalink)
añejo
 
WaterRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Posts: 2,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Babaloo View Post
From where to where?
The rate to Playacar will be 80 pesos.
The rate within Zone One will be 25 pesos.
However, Zone One has been reduced from Juarez to Constituyentes.
Zone Two is now Constituyentes to 38th.
The rate sheets have not been distributed to the drivers. Maybe tomorrow
Someone was hoodwinked.
I'm on top of it. New rates and graphic ASAP.
Thank you.
Your efforts are appreciated.
WaterRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014   #103 (permalink)
beachaholic
 
Nikky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Back to Montréal, Canada
Posts: 277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Babaloo View Post
From where to where?
The rate to Playacar will be 80 pesos.
The rate within Zone One will be 25 pesos.
However, Zone One has been reduced from Juarez to Constituyentes.
Zone Two is now Constituyentes to 38th.
The rate sheets have not been distributed to the drivers. Maybe tomorrow
Someone was hoodwinked.
I'm on top of it. New rates and graphic ASAP.
from la Quinta/34 to Selvamar (North Playa).

And YES, it's been distributed to the drivers as yesterday, we saw the rate sheet.
Nikky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014   #104 (permalink)
very sparkly
 
PeoSwede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cuernavaca
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Babaloo View Post
Up to 30%.
As low as 10%.
Depending on the zone.
Problem with the gas pricing in Mexico is that it is basically the only way Mexican govt can get any tax revenue besides de sales tax. Most everybody needs gas, and everybody needs food, clothes, etc.. Read somewhere 17% of people that should pay federal income tax actually do it.

And this money is of course to keep paying politicians and union leaders.
PeoSwede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014   #105 (permalink)
Resident Moderator

 
Susie Q Roo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Q Roo
Posts: 17,622
There ya go...


Susie Q Roo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.