Many thought that the best job is to sit in a well funished office with coat and tie. This is not true in all cases. What makes a job good is the freedom and the earnings. Over the years, many have seen taxi drivers in Nigeria as people who are doing small jobs but how true is this? taxi drivers has built houses out of the same job. I have seen many people working in offices that have worked for years in Nigeria without accounting for any thing.
Lately, I found out that taxi (uber) drivers are doing a real prestigious work do to their earnings. We have gathered some datas of how much some taxi drivers in some cities earns a day. Check them out and see if you would like going into the business.
1. Lagos Nigeria:
Lagos, the Most busy city in Nigeria is one of the top cities in West Africa.
Two years ago, Lagos State Government estimates the population of Lagos at 17.5 million, although this number has been disputed by the Nigerian Government and found to be unreliable by the National Population Commission of Nigeria, which put the population at over 21 million in 2016.
UBER (taxi) drivers in this city make about N 8,000 which is equivalent to about 22$ or more on daily basis. The good thing about this business in this City is that you can start with just a car and gradually grow into having fleet of cars for your business or even starting a taxi company. It is not necessary you drive it yourself, you can hire driver who would just give you returns on daily basis.
2. Accra Ghana:
We estimate that the average trip for an Uber driver in Accra yields 16.09 GHS. Since drivers usually complete two full trips per hour, this adds up to an hourly earning total of 32.18 GHS. If this is added for 9 workibg hours, it means Uber drivers makes about 289.16 GHS per day in accra.
3.Cape Town, South Africa:
Average Uber driver in Cape town works about 30 hours per week, the total per-week earnings are 965.40 GHS — making a year’s salary for a driver 50,200 GHS.
Private Taxi work in Kaduna is unlike the lagos system. The reason lies on the economic status of the state. Taxi drivers in kaduna makes 4,000 to 6,000 naira daily depending on the season.
The daily earning of Taxi Drivers in Portharcourt ranges from #5,000 to #10,000 depending on the day of the week. Some drivers in Portharcourt said they make the best cash on Monday, and Wednesday while some said they makes the best amount during weekends.
In Abuja and other states in Nigeria, the amount that drivers make a day is not specific. A driver in Abuja said he makes about #7000 daily while another driver said he makes 5000 and above a day.
Kano is a high populated city like Lagos. taxi drivers in Kano are said to be making good money because of the economic vibrancy of the state. They are said to be making about 8,000 naira a day depending on the root. Drivers working on airport root makes about ten thousand (10,000) naira a day in this state.
Taxi drivers in Katsina makes good money but the presence of keke plying most of the roads has affected the rate of their earnings. They are said to be earning at least 4,500 naira to 7,000 per day.
Taxi drivers in this state are known for taking advantage of the environment. They usually charge per person in a given distance. Drivers in this state makes about 6,000 to 10,000 naira daily depending on the season.
Enugu, the coal city is another city that drivers makes good money per day. Though it depends on the season. Drivers in Enugu who works hard per day makes about 7,000 naira. It depends on the route. The state is said to have bad roads till resent time.
The amount made by taxi drivers in Anambara per day is not certain. The state is known for bad roads for some years. Drivers makes good amount here but the challenges of crime rate in the state makes taxi drivers more careful on route to go. Some are said to be making at least 6,000 naira and above per day depending on the season.
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