If New Yorkers are known for anything, it’s probably that a twenty block walk to someone else feels like a two block walk to us, and considering NYC Uber prices are the most expensive in the U.S., it’s safe to say we’ll stick to walking.
According to a new study by NetCredit, New York City has the most expensive Ubers in the U.S., at $34.74 per 6.2 miles. This is $22.18 more per 6.2 miles than Texas, the cheapest U.S. city to ride in an Uber.
In order to reach this finding, NetCredit used the price estimate tool by Uber to calculate the average cost of a 6.2 mile Uber trip from the center of every capital where Uber operates during morning rush hour, a workday afternoon, and a weekend trip. They then repeated the process for the 30 biggest cities in the U.S. and UK where Uber is available.
Rivaling NYC, this study found that Islamabad in Pakistan has the world’s cheapest UberX equivalent, offering an UberMini at $1.39 per 10km, while Bern in Switzerland is the world’s most expensive city to take an UberX, at an average of $42.80 per 10km.
The top ten most expensive U.S. cities to take an Uber are as follows:
- New York ($34.74)
- Nashville, Tennessee ($34.63)
- Denver, Colorado ($33.91)
- Seattle, Washington ($32.63)
- Baltimore, Maryland ($22.27)
- Portland, Oregon ($25.60)
- Austin, Texas ($23.92)
- Las Vegas, Nevada ($21.99)
- Washington, D.C. ($21.86)
- Boston, Massachusetts ($21.63)
The craziest finding in the study is that, by the end of that year, it could be cheaper to take an Uber helicopter to the airport than an actual UberX.
So, since Uber is out of the question as a choice of transportation in NYC, walking is a small price to pay for living in the greatest city in the world. Besides, a little walking never hurt anybody!