One of the features of living in large cities is that they have excellent public transport systems which allow a commuter to travel from one place to another at a relatively low cost . In contrast in small towns, the public transport system is very poor, and most people have to spend a large amount of money to travel even short distances if they do not have a driving license or a vehicle of their own
In addition to buses, trains which are highly affordable, even hired vehicles like taxis and rickshaws are metered , ensuring that passengers are not fleeced and rates remain affordable. In small towns rickshaw meters are not installed and the vehicle drivers are free to quote whatever price that they wish to. This greatly increases the cost of doing business in small towns, for those who do not drive their own vehicle
A visitor to a large city can greatly reduce travel expenses if he or she is familiar with the public transport system in the city.