Transport fare paid by commuters within cities rose by 46.98% – NBS


The average fare paid by commuters for journeys within the city increased by 46.98 per cent year-on-year.

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, disclosed this in February’s latest Transport Fare Watch.

Accordingly, the report showed that commuters paid an average of N951.76 to journey within the city in February, up from N647.54 in the corresponding month last year.

However, the report said the transport fare dropped by 1.21 per cent month-on-month.

On state-by-state analysis, Taraba State recorded the highest bus journey within the city (per drop constant route) in February 2024 with N1,400.00, followed by Ondo with N1,200.00.

On the other hand, Abia State recorded the least at N500.00, followed by Adamawa State at N585.00.

In another category, the average fare paid by commuters for intercity bus journeys increased by 75.48 on a year-on-year basis to N7,002.97 in February 2024 from N3,999.70 in the same month last year.

On state profile analysis, for intercity bus travel (state route charged per person fare), the highest fare was recorded in Akwa-Ibom and Anambra states with N9,000.00, followed by Abuja with N8,050.00.

In contrast, the lowest fare was recorded in Kwara State at N5,000.00, followed by Ebonyi State at N5,700.00

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