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Old 05-08-2008, 08:16 AM   #106
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I know from experience that you can buy a 30 day pass for $30.

The thing is, you can use this pass as many times as you want per day. So, it's really a sweeeeeet deal. Makes me want to take the bus again. Sheesh.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:00 AM   #107
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Bus prices suck here. Its £2.40 generally on the bus, although I get half price as Im a student. But £2.40 is almost 2 litres of petrols price. So whats better?

I would love a car, but theres just no point is there? Id never afford it. Ie been thinking about a motorbike though, trouble is no-one seems to sell any. Even though this is apparantly the motorbike racing capital of the world.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:14 AM   #108
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and europeans don't have this problem?
I don't know. Do they?

I just wanted to express my peevishness. If a European wants to bring their own rant, go for it.

I have a subsidized annual bus pass through my workplace, which is great. It costs $1.75 to ride the bus one way during peak times ($1.50 during the non-peak times), and more if you're crossing county lines.

Seattle's metro bus service has seen an increase in ridership and just raised their prices a quarter. Our subsidy for the passes have also increased twice in the past year (I'm now paying double what I did before), but it's still a great deal.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:22 AM   #109
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^ Yeah, say the average person spends about $100/mo on insurance, $300/mo on the car payment, and who knows, like $100/mo on gas? How can public transport be more than $500/mo?

I think ours is $1 per bus ride, so $2/day if you are going to/from work, and I think students can get cheaper packages. However the buses don't run 24/7 and they cover a limited area. Chicago was $2.50 a ride I think? But their buses come by every few minutes and go all over, I'd definitely be on the bus if I lived there!
L Trains ftw I love Chicago Transit
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:26 AM   #110
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PRICE OF GAS AROUND THE WORLD

Prices are quoted in US dollars per gallon for regular unleaded.

Oslo , Norway
$6.82

Hong Kong
$6.25

Brussels, Belgium
$6.16

London, UK
$5.96

Rome, Italy
$5.80

Rome, Italy
$5.80
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Tokyo, Japan
$5.25

Sao Paulo, Brazil
$4.42

New Delhi, India
$3.71

Sidney , Australia
$3.42

Johannesburg, South Africa
$3.39

Mexico City
$2.22
Buenos Aires , Argentina
$2.09
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Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
$0.91

Kuwait
$0.78

Caracas , Venezuela
$0.12

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Very interesting - thanks for posting that!
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #115
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Tokyo, Japan
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:33 PM   #116
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where do you live? and what do you mean by public transport?

i find that incredibly hard to believe. if one lives in a city and relies on public transport (assuming they have all or a combination of underground, tram, and bus systems), you would spend FAR less than if you had a car.
I mean with trains for example! From my town to university it's exactly 23,80€ with return ticket (I just looked it up). So lets say it's 22 days/mo =523,60€
Ok, if you live in town, it'll probably be cheaper using bus, tram etc. if you don't switch between different areas that often! But living outside a city, it's never cheaper/faster using trains!
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Glad I don't have a car right now
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Makes me glad I don't have a car, I take the bus to work daily and it's freeeeeeee
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Petrol prices are one of the reasons I don't ever want to drive, I much prefer walking.

I generally get a bus pass every week I have college for 18 euro and get the bus up and back or I walk it, it's 5km so it's a nice walk up if the weather is decent. Same with the city centre a nice 3 and a half km walk, and they're the only two places I go to that are out of the way really, so no need to do a driving test.

And since this is a gas price thing, a litre here is $1.85
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Tokyo, Japan
$5.25
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Umm, that's not Tokyo, Japan.

That's the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
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