- How to split a bill?
- Default: You paid a bill and all group members are involved equally
- Case: Another group member paid the bill and all group members are involved equally
- Case: You paid a bill for specific other group members (sharing costs equally) but you are not else involved in it
- Case: Multiple group members paid the bill and multiple group members share the costs equally
- Case: share costs unequally between group members
How to split a bill?
To create a new bill entry, use the floating + Button at the bottom right of the Partido App.
Normally it could be enough entering a description and the total amount of the bill in the appearing screen. The amount will be automatically copied to the paid field of the user creating the bill.
Default: You paid a bill and all group members are involved equally
The default behaviour of the Partido App is that the creator of the entry pays everything at first and all other group members will debt him one equal part each.
Just enter the total amount paid and the value of the total amount will be automatically copied to the paid field for you.
Case: Another group member paid the bill and all group members are involved equally
If you create an entry to the Partido App but you didn’t pay the bill, enter at first normally the total amount.
Then you need to make sure that the correct paid field in the split editing area contains the total amount value as well because this value is copied automatically to your paid field at first as per default.
Case: You paid a bill for specific other group members (sharing costs equally) but you are not else involved in it
If you paid a bill just for one or a few other group members and not for yourself, uncheck all users except the involved users:
- you as the paying part with 0 parts and the total amount paid and
- the other person(s) with 1 part and nothing paid.
Case: Multiple group members paid the bill and multiple group members share the costs equally
If more than one person from your group paid a bill, first uncheck the persons not affected by the bill at all (if needed) and than enter in the paid fields of each user what he paid exactly.
Make sure that the sum of the amounts entered in the paid fields of all affected (checked) users must match the total amount of the bill.
Case: share costs unequally between group members
You can check the previous cases on how to create entries with different combinations of involved group members and defining who paid actually how much.
To define who should have paid how much, you can change the parts field of the involved group members in the split editing area.
If everyone should pay the same, you can enter 1 part for each.
If you want to specify how many percent each group member should pay, just enter values between 0-100, making sure that the sum of the parts results in 100.
If in your group are, for example, only two members and one should pay 2/3 and the other 1/3, just enter 2 in the first parts field and 1 in the second.
If you want to specify monetary amounts as parts to pay, you can do this as well. Example: you create an entry with a total amount of 7.00$ for two users. You can now enter 5.5 in the first paid field and 1.5 in the second one.
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