Here's the List of U.S. Cities With the Most Expensive Ubers

Here's the List of U.S. Cities With the Most Expensive Ubers

Congratulations to those in Texas, and sincerest apologies to those in New York City.

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Uber, while convenient, is not cheap.
Uber, while convenient, is not cheap.
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Ah, Uber. Love it or hate it, the ride-sharing company has revolutionized the way we travel so much so that the word “Uber” is the eponym most people use to refer to any ride they’ve hailed via smartphone, regardless of the actual brand. One thing about Uber, however, is that prices have gone up—point, blank, period. As the company’s popularity and demand have skyrocketed since its founding in 2009, Uber riders have been forced to shell out a disproportionate amount of money to travel a little more comfortably, with rates variable throughout the day based on travel density, and, more importantly, the company’s whim.

Loan servicer NetCredit ran an illuminating analysis published on their website last week on Uber rates in the 30 most populous cities in the United States that the ride-sharing app services. NetCredit collected data on how much a 6.2 mile (10 kilometer) journey would cost at three different points of the day—near 8 a.m., workday afternoon, and a Sunday morning drive. Those costs were then averaged to determine a reasonable estimate of how much an Uber would cost in each of these 30 cities.

NetCredit also investigated rates across the world, but here’s about how much an Uber will cost you—lowest to highest—in 30 U.S. cities.

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El Paso, Texas - $12.56

El Paso, Texas - $12.56

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Detroit, Michigan - $12.60

Detroit, Michigan - $12.60

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Fort Worth, Texas - $13.00

Fort Worth, Texas - $13.00

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San Antonio, Texas - $13.45

San Antonio, Texas - $13.45

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Houston, Texas - $13.52

Houston, Texas - $13.52

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Albuquerque, New Mexico - $15.27

Albuquerque, New Mexico - $15.27

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Louisville, Kentucky - $15.28

Louisville, Kentucky - $15.28

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Phoenix, Arizona - $15.36

Phoenix, Arizona - $15.36

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin - $15.61

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - $15.61

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Columbus, Ohio - $16.94

Columbus, Ohio - $16.94

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Indianapolis, Indiana - $16.97

Indianapolis, Indiana - $16.97

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Dallas, Texas - $17.87

Dallas, Texas - $17.87

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - $17.96

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - $17.96

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Jacksonville, Florida - $18.26

Jacksonville, Florida - $18.26

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Los Angeles, California - $18.58

Los Angeles, California - $18.58

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - $19.75

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - $19.75

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Chicago, Illinois - $20.30

Chicago, Illinois - $20.30

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Charlotte, North Carolina - $20.58

Charlotte, North Carolina - $20.58

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San Diego, California - $20.93

San Diego, California - $20.93

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Memphis, Tennessee - $20.94

Memphis, Tennessee - $20.94

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Boston, Massachusetts - $21.63

Boston, Massachusetts - $21.63

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Washington, D.C. - $21.86

Washington, D.C. - $21.86

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Las Vegas, Nevada - $21.99

Las Vegas, Nevada - $21.99

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Austin, Texas - $23.92

Austin, Texas - $23.92

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Portland, Oregon - $25.60

Portland, Oregon - $25.60

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Baltimore, Maryland - $27.27

Baltimore, Maryland - $27.27

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Seattle, Washington - $32.63

Seattle, Washington - $32.63

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Denver, Colorado - $33.91

Denver, Colorado - $33.91

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Nashville, Tennessee - $34.63

Nashville, Tennessee - $34.63

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New York, New York - $34.74

New York, New York - $34.74

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