Uber, Lyft and Sidecar: Car Hailing App Earnings Comparisons

Data or this Silk came from a wonderful blog post by NerdWallet which in turn incorporated data from SherpaShare, a novel cost management platform and free online dashboard for sharing economy workers. 



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(Note: The data is from December 1, 2014, and Uber has made some changes but I would imagine a lot of the conclusions basically still hold).  Some of our conclusions include:

  1. The most expensive places to be an Uber driver are actually not the most expensive cities: Detroit, Chicago and Dallas.
  2. The three best cities to make six figures as a ride hailing driver are San Francisco (Uber), Charlotte (Sidecar) and Seattle (Uber).
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Number of weekly trips needed to make $100,000

Use the filter to compare different cities per ridesharing platform: Data from NerdWallet and SherpaShare

Annual car ownership costs vs. the average trip fare

Use the filter to compare different cities per ridesharing platform: Data from NerdWallet and SherpaShare

Average annual insurance premium vs. average trip fare

Use the filter to compare different cities per ridesharing platform: Data from NerdWallet and SherpaShare

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