How Much Do You Spend on Uber? 

By Kate Knibbs on at

I need to make a confession. Uber has terrible business practices, but makes up it by being almost disturbingly less expensive than standard taxis. The confession? I keep getting “inexpensive” mixed up with “free.”

I spent the past year convincing myself that the only reason I use Uber is because it’s so cheap. When I actually sit down and look at it, though, my carefree car rides are adding up. I’m curious to see how my rideshare spending habits compare with you.

How much are you guys spending on Uber (or other rideshare services)?

I’ll probably spend hundreds of pounds on Uber rides in 2015, and that makes my stomach sink to the point where I kind of have preemptive buyer’s remorse but I also will probably still spend exactly that because honestly, if I split fare with my partner or friends the ride often comes to around the same price as a single ride on the bus, and who the hell wants to take the bus?

Maybe I should take the bus.

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