Taxi rides from JFK to Manhattan cost a flat fee of $52 + tip. So you’re looking at approx. $65 for a one way trip. That can be quite a lot if you’re on a budget when visiting NYC.
If you’re looking for an economical way to Manhattan from JFK, then try NYC Express Bus, the official JFK Airport bus authorized by the Port Authority of NY & NJ. For only $19 one way or $35 round trip from JFK airport to midtown and Times Square in Manhattan. The bus stops at Grand Central and Times Square (Bryant Park) from 11a-7pm.