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How Much Time Do You Spend Commuting?

How much time are you spending in your car, one-way to get to work? I have mixed feelings about commutes.  On one hand, I know people usually HATE them.  But on the other hand, it’s time alone which I don’t have much of that anymore. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, commute times just hit an all-time high of 27 minutes! That’s two minutes more than it was a decade ago. So I took the average of our commute and sure enough, 26.5 minutes.

Let’s keep the math going because 2 minutes more doesn’t sound like much but it adds up…

It’s an extra 20 minutes a week

17 extra hours a year!

And all in all, the average person spends 225 hours, or nine full calendar days, commuting in a year.

That’s crazy! So what’s leading to the increases in commute time?  Some say the biggest reasons are cities not having enough housing, so people move further away. What about you? What’s your commute time look like?

 


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