Uber Countries 2020

Uber Technologies, Inc., or just Uber, is a ridesharing company based in San Francisco and operates in over 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. Uber offers peer-to-peer ridesharing, food delivery, bicycle-sharing, and ride-hailing. Uber allows riders to see transparent fares for their trip ahead of time and gives people the opportunity to make money by becoming drivers for the service.

Uber was founded in 2009 as UberCab and was changed to Uber in 2011. Garrett Camp came up with the idea after spending $800 on a private driver on New Year’s Eve. He wanted to find a way to reduce the cost of transportation. Originally, the app only allowed users to hail a black luxury car, which cost significantly more than hailing a taxi.

Uber’s expansion faces barriers to entry, such as developing the service in different languages and currencies. Uber also faces push back from taxi drivers and unions, who have fought Uber for a number of reasons, including misclassifying drivers as independent contractors or taking away customers from taxi drivers. For example, the Taxi Workers Alliance in New York fought Uber in 2018 and won, “making New York the first city to mandate a cap on app-based, fir-hire vehicles, and the first to mandate a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers. In Barcelona, Uber suspended services in January 2019 after the government imposed a 15-minute waiting period before picking up passengers for ride-share apps. This is following protests by Spanish taxi drivers.

Uber has completed more than 5 billion rides worldwide and fulfills 40 million rides per month in the United States alone. Uber is currently available in more than 80 countries around the world.

Uber currently operates in over 85 countries; however, there are several popular tourist countries where Uber is not available. Before traveling, it is advised to check Uber's website to see if your destination has Uber available in case other transportation arrangements need to be made.

Uber Countries 2020

Country Population 2020
China1,439,323,776
India1,380,004,385
United States331,002,651
Indonesia273,523,615
Pakistan220,892,340
Brazil212,559,417
Nigeria206,139,589
Bangladesh164,689,383
Russia145,934,462
Mexico128,932,753
Japan126,476,461
Philippines109,581,078
Egypt102,334,404
Vietnam97,338,579
Turkey84,339,067
Germany83,783,942
Thailand69,799,978
United Kingdom67,886,011
France65,273,511
Italy60,461,826
Tanzania59,734,218
South Africa59,308,690
Kenya53,771,296
South Korea51,269,185
Colombia50,882,891
Spain46,754,778
Uganda45,741,007
Argentina45,195,774
Ukraine43,733,762
Poland37,846,611
Canada37,742,154
Morocco36,910,560
Saudi Arabia34,813,871
Peru32,971,854
Malaysia32,365,999
Ghana31,072,940
Australia25,499,884
Taiwan23,816,775
Sri Lanka21,413,249
Romania19,237,691
Chile19,116,201
Guatemala17,915,568
Ecuador17,643,054
Netherlands17,134,872
Cambodia16,718,965
Bolivia11,673,021
Belgium11,589,623
Dominican Republic10,847,910
Czech Republic10,708,981
Greece10,423,054
Jordan10,203,134
Portugal10,196,709
Azerbaijan10,139,177
Sweden10,099,265
United Arab Emirates9,890,402
Hungary9,660,351
Belarus9,449,323
Austria9,006,398
Israel8,655,535
Switzerland8,654,622
Hong Kong7,496,981
Paraguay7,132,538
Bulgaria6,948,445
Lebanon6,825,445
El Salvador6,486,205
Singapore5,850,342
Denmark5,792,202
Finland5,540,720
Slovakia5,459,642
Norway5,421,241
Costa Rica5,094,118
Ireland4,937,786
New Zealand4,822,233
Panama4,314,767
Croatia4,105,267
Uruguay3,473,730
Qatar2,881,053
Puerto Rico2,860,853
Lithuania2,722,289
Bahrain1,701,575
Trinidad And Tobago1,399,488
Estonia1,326,535
Macau649,335
Bahamas393,244
Monaco39,242