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

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just....pay....half....each....£9.....or £10 if you're really going all out!
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Take the bus, these days in most places the cost is the same for all journeys, and will be a lot cheaper than £18 for 2 of you (and definitely no need to tip the driver).
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Whoever gets out first gives their mate a tenner and says see you next week. Up to the mate whether they give the driver £18 or something else.
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Taxi fares marginally decrease per mile over distance, so if the higher bill is £16 for both of you, then it would be fair to pay 50% of the total. This way you BOTH save money.
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It's obvious, as the friend is the last one out, he pays the whole bill...

...only joking!
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Gacker wrote: »
...avoiding esuhl's algebra...
esuhl's algebra is correct

There's no algebra needed -- just simple fractions.
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I think £10 for him and £8 for you - he saves £6 and you save £5. Just splitting it would mean he saves £7 and you only save £4 which is not fair for a long-term arrangement.
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50:50 everyday
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Personally I would just split the increased fare down the middle. You're still paying less than what you would if you were on your own so I can't see the issue.
£9 x 2 = £18
£10 x 2 = £20 (If you want to tip/still less than solo journey)
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It's always better to share not only for the costs but for the company!

Depends on what you value more?

I would say split it £8 for the shorter journey and £10 for the longer journey and tip at your discretion ☺
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