Are you one of those people that by a pay-as-you-go Metrocard for the subway and never break even? If so, we’ve figured out the right amount that you need to spend so that when you purchase a ride for $2.25, you can break even.
The reason you always have left over money on your card is because the MTA adds a bonus of 7 percent to any purchase of $10 or more. Unfortunately, this always leaves you with left over change on your card.
In order to not have that happen, here is how much money you need to spend to break even.
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