The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued a statement on Saturday detailing the official price increases in transportation fare following the flotation of the Egyptian pound. The statement noted the effect of the increase in the price of diesel and oil on individual fares.
The fare for an 11-seater diesel-run microbus travelling inside Cairo increased by EGP 0.88 for all 11 passengers—an increase of EGP 0.08 per passenger. Of course, this will be rounded up with the new fare registering EGP 1.60 from the previous rate of EGP 1.50, an increase of 5.33%.
The fare for this same microbus travelling outside of Cairo increased by EGP 11 for all passengers—an EGP 1 increase per passenger. The new fare will be EGP 30 per passenger, an increase of 3.33%.
The fare for an 11-seater natural gas-run microbus inside the capital increased by EGP 1.20 for all passengers—an EGP 0.11 increase per passenger. The previous fare of EGP 1.50 will therefore be increased to EGP 1.61, a 7.33% rise.
The fare for this same microbus travelling outside of Cairo increased by EGP 15 for all passengers, or EGP 1.37 per passenger. The new fare is EGP 30, an increase of 4.57%.
The fare for a 25-seat minibus inside Cairo increased by EGP 1.38 for all passengers, or EGP 0.06 per passenger for a new fare of EGP 3.06, an increase of 2%.
The fare for this same minibus travelling outside the capital increased by EGP 12.21 for all passengers, or EGP 0.49 per passenger. The fare after the increase registers EGP 40.49 per passenger, an increase of 1.23%.
Diesel-run taxi fares increased by EGP 1.1 at EGP 28.1 per 20km from the previous rate of EGP 27, an increase of 4.07%.
Natural gas-run taxi fares increased by EGP 1.5, also from the previous rate of EGP 27, to register EGP 28.5 per 20km—an increase of 5.55%.
The government declared price increases for fuel across the board on Thursday, forcing drivers to impose the increase in fares on every passenger rather than dividing by seat. Despite this, passengers have been complaining about “greedy drivers imposing high fares on a whim”.