TAXI Jerusalem– The standard initial drop is approximately NIS 10 ($2.50), but this rate is always rising. By law, the meter must be turned on, and you will be given a printed receipt at your destination, but when taxi drivers see a foreigner, many will ask for a set price before starting. Except during the most terrible rush hour traffic jam, you’ll always do better with the meter. In central Jerusalem, a daytime ride should not be much more than NIS 25 to NIS 30 ($6.25-$7.50). Legal fare schedules rise after 9pm and on Shabbat (sundown on Fri to sundown on Sat).