MEXICALI, BC.- Mexicali broke the national record with the most expensive urban public transportation fee in all of Mexico. In the capital of Baja California, the price approved by the municipal council reaches 15.50 pesos per person per trip, which means that in one working day, as the worker goes back and forth, it impacts up to more than a third of the minimum wage, which adds 88.36 pesos a day.
The approved price went from 13 pesos to 15.50 pesos per ticket, after being recently published in the Official State Gazette.
The increase is accompanied by the creation of payment by electronic card.
In Tijuana, the fee rose 6 pesos in 2017: the short routes are 12 pesos, while the long ones cost up to 17.50 pesos.
In contrast, San Luis Potosí, had an increase in January of just 50 cents, so it went from 8.50 to 9 pesos.
In Culiacán, the 2012 and later models with air conditioning charge users 9.50 pesos, 3.50 is the rate for students.
In Monterrey the cost of the ticket is 12 pesos.
In Mérida, Yucatán, the cost of ticket is 8 pesos per person per trip.
in Celaya, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Chihuahua urban public transportation fee is still under 7 pesos.