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24 million cab journeys are taken in the city each year

4500 cabbies work in Edinburgh, driving 1320 taxis

280th Where the Capital stands in the fares league of the UK’s 433 local authorities

40p Amount a litre of diesel has gone up since the last city fares increase

£30,000-£40,000 The cost of a new taxi

77 The age of possibly the oldest cabbie in the Capital (the youngest is 21)