There are some other factors that also probably affect the value of these medallions that we haven't discussed yet, these include: risk of robbery, risk of accident, expected changes in interest rates and other uncertain factors. The greater the uncertainty associated with any asset, the less valuable it becomes.
So, how much profit do New York cabbies make? It's hard to
say but it seems reasonable to guess that its over $10,000 but
under $30,000. Keep in mind that this is income above what could
be earned in the next best opportunity.
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