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New Metrocard Prices: Choosing Unlimited vs. Pay-per-ride

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 05:08 PM

Agonizing over whether to keep buying an unlimited Metrocard? We certainly are. The new $104 unlimited, effective December 30, packs a budgetary whallop. But Capndesign put together this handy chart (via Gothamist), so you can run the numbers yourself. The main lesson here is that you need more rides per month -- 50, versus 46 with the current card -- to make it worth the new price of the unlimited. Godspeed, commuter.

New Price ($104/mo.) Old Price ($89/mo.)
Trips Single Cost Diff vs. Monthly Single Cost Diff vs. Monthly
42 $88.20 -15.80 $82.32 -6.68
43 $90.30 -13.70 $84.28 -4.72
44 $92.40 -11.60 $86.24 -2.76
45 $94.50 -9.50 $88.20 -0.80
46 $96.60 -7.40 $90.16 +1.16
47 $98.70 -5.30 $92.12 +3.12
48 $100.80 -3.20 $94.08 +5.08
49 $102.90 -1.10 $96.04 +7.04
50 $105.00 +1.00 $98.00 +9.00
51 $107.10 +3.10 $99.96 +10.96
52 $109.20 +5.20 $101.92 +12.92
$111.30 +7.30 $103.88 +14.88

 




 

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Comments [1]

William Cooper from Miami,FL.

Last month I requested a Sr.rf 30 day unlimited metro card. Today I was told another would be sent in 5 weeks. If both arrive do I call to cance the first one?

Oct. 03 2011 08:58 PM

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