How to get free taxis, forever

By | 4th February 2017


Following on from my post about reducing car usage, there is a way to get free taxis forever.

The average UK new car price was £29,000 in 2012…

so if you instead invest that say £30,000 you can take £1200 a year at the regular 4% return – giving you £100 a month forever to spend on taxis. For some people this could be all you need a month to cover your transportation costs.

Even for those who drive quite a few miles, when you consider all the other normal costs of car ownership in addition to the purchase, such as:


road tax





congestion charges

(…as well as all the hassle on top, due to overcrowded roads/lack of parking and other users with frayed tempers,)

you find that you could actually save significant amounts of money, while still being mobile thanks to taxis.

I’m predicting the cost of taxis will come down in the coming years, but even at 2017 prices in many cases you are still much better off than owning a car – provided you eliminate the unnecessary journeys I talk about in my earlier post.

James McBrearty started his own business from scratch in 2006, to help the self-employed.

He helps people to escape from the corporate world and shares his thoughts here on the changing world of work, technology and personal finances; as well as the occasional travel post.

Over the next 10 years things are going to change significantly. James is a follower of frugality and minimalism; and an advocate of F.I.R.E. to minimise the coming disruption.

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