Who’s in the driver’s seat? It depends on where you live.
If you’re in New York City, it’s still probably an old-fashioned cab driver. Getting a ride in San Francisco? You’re more likely to use one of the newer ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft, where drivers use their own cars to offer rides-for-pay.
We wanted to know more about how people are really using ride-sharing apps and where according to Earnest data. We pulled these insights from the anonymized transactions from tens of thousands of Earnest loan applicants.
Key points from our data:
- City dwellers spend a median of $17/month on Uber
- In New York City, 35% of people use cabs, whereas 28% use Uber and only 8% use Lyft
- In San Francisco, both ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft are used by more people than taxis
- Ride-sharing is popular outside of cities too