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Uber Mexico: Share of Cash by City

Based on BFI Working Paper No. 2019-96, “Consumer Surplus of Alternative Payment Methods: Paying Uber with Cash,” by Fernando Alvarez, professor, University of Chicago; and David Argente, assistant professor, Penn State University
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Uber in Mexico: Share of Cash by Cities

For numerous cities in Mexico, either a share of the fare (depicted in light yellow) or entire trips (depicted in dark yellow) from Uber are paid using cash. The percentage of trips paid for using cash range from 30% to over 80%, depending on the city. The percentage of shares of fare paid for using cash closely correlate to the percentage of trips paid for using cash.