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Austin takes spot on new ranking of most expensive places for Uber rides

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If Uber is your ridesharing company of choice, Austin is one of the most expensive places to hail a ride.


According to a ranking by online lender NetCredit, the average cost of a ride in Austin is $23.92, which is the seventh-highest in the U.S. Meanwhile, if you find yourself a little further south in San Antonio, the average cost dips down to $13.45.

But Austin was still behind others like New York City, where the average cost is $34.74 and NetCredit referenced the time in 2019 when it was briefly cheaper to take an Uber helicopter ride to the JFK International Airport than a car.

Here are the top 10 U.S. cities and their average cost:

  • New York City, New York: $34.74
  • Nashville, Tennessee: $34.63
  • Denver, Colorado: $33.91
  • Seattle, Washington: $32.63
  • Baltimore, Maryland: $27.27
  • Portland, Oregon: $25.60
  • Austin, Texas: $23.92
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: $21.99
  • Washington, D.C.: $21.86
  • Boston, Massachusetts: $21.63

NetCredit used Uber’s price estimate tool to calculate 6.2 mile trips from the center of every world capital the company operates in and did the same in the 30 biggest cities in the U.S. and United Kingdom. Outside the U.S., the costliest place was Bern, Switzerland at a $42.80 average cost. Other places abroad on the ranking included Tokyo, Paris and London.

Of course, there are alternatives to Uber in Austin like Fetii or Earth. But if you stick with Uber, make sure you don’t forget your belongings. For two years in a row, Austin topped the list of cities where riders leave personal items behind.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway