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Money Moral Dilemma: What's the fairest way to split our taxi fare?



  • Pay it 100% yourself, and tell your mate that next ones on them....

    Life be too short to quibble over £9 (or variables thereof)
  • LesleyJPLesleyJP Forumite
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    I'm going to be nice and assume the person asking is a student, when every penny does matter, and they're trying to budget for maybe the first time. I'd go £8/£10, but would discuss with the friend before getting in the taxi and explain you're both saving a fiver or so.
  • elsienelsien Forumite
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    If they're that hard up for cash they're not going to be getting regular taxis home after nights out.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • £7.50 and £10.50. Adds up to £18 and you're both saving the same amount of £5.50
  • TheOhGodOfHangoversTheOhGodOfHangovers Forumite
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    Half each. You are both still saving money.
    LBM 23/09/13 - DFD 08/10/17 :T
  • edited 27 February 2019 at 10:02AM
    Ldawson52Ldawson52 Forumite
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    edited 27 February 2019 at 10:02AM
    Just split 50/50. You’re supposed to be friends and you’re both gaining so don’t spoil a friendship for £1 or £2 pounds.
  • REJPREJP Forumite
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    As usual, insufficient information.
    Is this a male/female friendship where the male has bought meal and shared cost of drinks?
    Is it 2 same sex friends who share everything equally?
    By splitting cost equally both get a cheaper ride home.
    I agree with people who suggest £10 each which includes tip.
    If you cannot agree on such a trivial matter, you need to reassess your friendship.
    Can we please have some sensible questions with full information in future?
  • I think a straight split of £9 each but give your friend a tenner which includes the tip. They can also stump up £10 (including tip) and then you both win on cost. :)
  • suejb2suejb2 Forumite
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    £7.50 and £10.50. Adds up to £18 and you're both saving the same amount of £5.50

    We seem outnumbered with this, I agree this is a fair split. As a P.S I don’t tip.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
  • esuhl's algebra is correct, I did it myself before seeing someone else had and got the same answer, accurately £8.07 and £9.93. Or rounded to £8 and £10.
    It works because those figures maintain the same ratio of 13:16 for the new £18 fare.
    But I did it mainly because I quite like a maths problem to keep my aging brain cells ticking over!
    In real life it doesn't really work like that and for the sake of a 93p per journey saving I'd be the nice friend and say just split it £9 each. The popular guy does not explain they used algebra to work out a correctly ratio'd split of the £18 taxi fare!
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