Here's how much millennials spend on Uber and Lyft in major US cities every month

Spencer Platt/GettyMillennials spend an average $US110 a month on Uber in San Francisco.
  • Between Uber and Lyft, millennials are spending upwards of $US100 a month on ridesharing services in some cities.
  • Money managing app Empower surveyed 50,000 users across the US to determine how much millennials pay for Uber and Lyft per month in 29 cities.
  • Uber and Lyft were born in San Francisco and users there spend the most.

Getting around major metropolitan areas can be hard on foot and at times unbearable using underground transportation. Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft thrive in areas with a highly concentrated population – and some millennials are spending over $US100 a month to use them.

Money-managing app Empower compiled user data to calculate exactly how much money Millennials spend on Uber and Lyft per month. The platform helps users build budgets and monitor spending and encourages users to link their main payment account to track their transactions.

Empower identified users who used Uber or Lyft at least once in the three months prior to the day the app surveyed the data. The data was grouped by location with a minimum of 50 ridesharing users in top metropolitan cities. The data reflects raw transactions pulled from 50,000 users across the US.

Uber and Lyft were born in San Francisco and it comes as no surprise users there spend the most. Check out which other cities millennial are spending the most on Uber and Lyft per month.


St. Louis, Missouri

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US30

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US20


Indianapolis, Indiana

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US31

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US24


Charlotte, North Carolina

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US34

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US23


Tampa, Florida

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US34

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US21


San Antonio, Texas

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US36

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US32


San Diego, California

Average amount spent on Uber: $US35

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US36


Phoenix, Arizona

Average amount spent on Uber: $US30

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US40


Orlando, Florida

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US37

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US40


Denver, Colorado

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US38

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US40


Portland, Oregon

Average amount spent on Uber: $US29

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US41


Detroit, Michigan

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US42

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US21


Dallas, Texas

Average amount spent on Uber: $US42

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US36


Houston, Texas

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US43

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US34


Austin, Texas

Average amount spent on Uber: $US48

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US37


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US49

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US50


Richmond, Virginia

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US52

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US32


Las Vegas, Nevada

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US53

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US43


San Jose, California

Average amount spent on Uber: $US54

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US49


Seattle, Washington

Average amount spent on Uber: $US55

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US53


Atlanta, Georgia

Average amount spent on Uber: $US56

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US42


Los Angeles, California

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US64

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US48


Chicago, Illinois

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US66

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US52


Miami, Florida

Average amount spent on Uber: $US70

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US51


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US73

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US46


Washington, D.C.

Average amount spent on Uber: $US79

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US46


New York, New York

Average amount spent on Uber: $US84

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US54


Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US46

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US85


Boston, Massachusetts

Average amount spent on Uber: $US95

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US55


San Francisco, California

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Average amount spent on Uber: $US110

Average amount spent on Lyft: $US89

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