#N12BK: Commuting costs

<p>Your Uber habit may be more expensive than owning your own car.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2018, 2:49 PM

Updated 2,066 days ago

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#N12BK: Commuting costs
Your Uber habit may be more expensive than owning your own car.
A new study from AAA looked at the cost of ride-hailing reliance compared to car ownership.
The study factored in the cost of fuel, insurance, parking and the vehicle itself, and figured the average city-dweller drives almost 11,000 miles a year
The study found that the cost of relying exclusively on ride-shares would cost just over $20,000 annually in New York
The average annual cost of car ownership was around $7,300
Of course, monthly MetroCards are the most cost-effective mode of travel in the city, but if you're in the market for a car, AAA recommends buying used cars since vehicle values quickly depreciate.


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