How Many Ubers and Lyfts Can I Take Before it Costs More Than a Car?
Nicole Dieker

Late to the party on this one, but keeping my car in the city was one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s a negligible expense for me if I don’t include parking (my gas every month costs less than an unlimited monthly train pass and my insurance is a negligible expense). Even if I do pay for parking, it’s on average $100–120/mo and the extra hour or two I save on my commute every day is an extra hour or two that I can be at work actually making money.

Also, I can buy groceries in one or two Big Trips a month instead of having to do that thing where I go shop every night and come home with, like, a baguette and two sad onions that I don’t even want to cook because I’ve been schlepping around on public transportation all day and I’m tired.