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Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Taxis, cheap and reasonably safe, one company offers internet-based call up, most of the time fare is 1-3 dollars for 5-20 minute ride in town. - Sep 21, 2017
Taxis are fine. - Jan 16, 2015
We rode the marshrutkas all the time if it was too far to walk. They're cheap and safe, although crowded and minor pickpocketing might go on, although it never happened to me. There are plenty of taxis; you can call one, or get one on the street. We always just got one on the street when we needed one. - May 13, 2014
Some expats use local city buses, which run to clear, organised routes, but can get extremely crowded at peak times. Taxis cost $2-3 to go from one side of town to the other, and can be ordered by phone from some well-recognized companies. You can pick up a taxi on the street, but there is a very slight risk attached. - Dec 17, 2011