I need to make a confession. Uber has terrible business practices, but makes up for it by being almost disturbingly less expensive than cabs. And 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.

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How much are you guys spending on Uber (or Lyft, or other rideshare services)? If you’re using Lyft or cabs, how much are you shelling out for that?

Last month I spent $103 bucks on my so-called “cheap” habit. And yeah, that’s not a horrific sum of money, at least not in the grand scheme of Dumb Shit I Spend Money On. (Honestly I think I will drop dead of horror if I sit down and tally how much cash I’ve dropped in bars in my lifetime.)

Are any of you guys looking at this and scoffing because you spend a lot more than me a month? Like $500? (Please tell me so I feel better about my life choices.)

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I’ll probably spend over $1000 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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