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The hidden costs of being an Uber driver

These include Uber's commission, petrol, car maintenance, insurance and taxes, among others

A more recent study commissioned by Uber reported that the typical Uber X and Uber Black drivers make about US$19 an hour after paying Uber's 20 per cent commission.


BE your own boss and leave the drudgery of the 9-to-5, Monday-through-Friday work week behind.

Those are the dreams of many workers, especially those who have faced flat wages for years while paying more for essentials such as education, healthcare and housing.


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