How Much Does It Cost You to Go to Work Daily and How Long Does It Take You?

Doing some research.

How much does it cost you to go to work daily and how long does it take you?

Your input will be appreciated.

Thanks

MOD: For commute time, please refer to previous poll. Let's focus on the cost in this forum discussion thread.

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  • +5 votes

    $61.60 per week which is the weekly cap on the Opal card. It takes me 1hr40 door to door.

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    around $7 a day and 1hr 15 mins travel time

  • +1 vote

    $6.60 daily and about 30 minutes door to door (train into Brisbane CBD).

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    about $6 a day and 30mins door to door

  • +13 votes

    $0 and 20seconds door to door

    • +1 vote

      you have a big house. congrats!!

      And do you walk for that whole 20 seconds? That would cost you a burger + shake.

      • +4 votes

        I actually have to walk out one door, walk outside and in another door. There are usually enough domino deals to keep me fueled up. Maybe I need an eneloop powered hover board.

  • +2 votes

    $3 petrol there and back. Live 15mins from work. Loving life

    Use to work in Chatswood, Sydney and would pay over $70 a week on opal fares + petrol driving to the station

  • +11 votes

    How Ling

    Aaaahhhh-OOOOOooOoOOOooOOOOoOooowwh

  • +3 votes

    My time is short and my dock is ling.

  • +2 votes

    Been through this one due to ongoing roadworks what used to be a 35-40 min drive started becoming easily over an hour, Each way Even altering my work hours weren't helping anymore starting and finishing earlier to miss the bulk of the traffic. Others were doing the same and the car parks moved the early bird deals earlier too.

    So you could say on average 3 hours on top of my 8 hours work so 11 in total, which is just crap. plus fuel and parking i'd take public transport when i was on my own but that was actually taking longer all the road works made the bus lanes redundant. so for 3 of us it worked out cheaper and quicker to drive as long as we got early bird parking.

    We ended up moving into one of our other homes which is in the city and now it takes me 4 mins if i get stuck at a set of lights walking.

    So gained 3 hours a day each for me and my wife and it costs us nothing to get to work. vs 3 hours wasted time and probably $100 a week minimum

  • +1 vote

    $1 for Petrol + Car deprication + Maintnenace

    12 min from door to door.

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    25 minutes - approx 1L of unleaded per day ($1.25-ish).

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    Costs me up to $14 a week or $1.40 per journey. Myki (Melbourne) fare zone 2 (concession).

    Takes about 30 minutes up to an hour depending on connections and where I'm going.

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    Between $5.80 and $9.60 per day depending on peak/off-peak.

    About 45mins each way, door to door.

  • +4 votes

    Calculating it hurts.

  • +1 vote

    $6.40/day. I ride to work 4 days a week but there is usually one day where I can't be bothered and jump on a bus instead.

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    7 min drive to work, not sure of cost in petrol/car etc prob $1, free parking at work. Adelaide suburb to suburb, 1 set of traffic lights

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    25km @ 30c/km = $7.50 each way
    25 minutes morning and 35-40 arvo

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    About 12 minutes, and nothing (work fuel card)

    :)

    • +1 vote

      20 minutes and work fuel card <:

      Gave my a card a good workout this week. ~950km driven :>

    • +3 votes

      Unless the fuel card pays for maintenance as well, your commute is not costing nothing.

      • -3 votes

        Company car… So sure, it costs me <$15/day if you wanna get specific

        Didn't think the question asked for maintenance, servicing, registration etc costs… oh yeah, it didn't

        • +11 votes

          The question asked for "cost". If you're driving then maintenance is definitely a cost, whether you usually think of it as one or not.

  • +1 vote

    $8/week, average 2 days bus 3 days bicycle (both, funnily enough, take about the same time - 30 min). I drive occasionally but don't like paying for parking

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    I wonder how many people now, regularly, work from home?

    • +14 votes

      One here. Cost me nothing to get to work, takes appx. 5 seconds and I don't even need to put pants on.

      • +3 votes

        Watch the PC camera for online meetings. I had a friend who took a meeting at home and the camera was turned on. She was wearing her PJs. (Could have been worse). The other thing is to warn any fellow housemates about what you are doing, they may be spotted in the background.

      • +5 votes

        Relevant user name.

        • +1 vote

          One of the reasons I picked it. :)

          Done the commute thing in the past, now I can get away without it.

          Longest ever was 2 1/2 hours each way and involved two buses, a ferry, a train and a taxi, all on expenses. Good thing was that I could count it as hours worked, so 5 hours a day spent catching up on reading, with the last two hours being double time. Boring, but a lovely little earner that one.

          EDIT: For the benefit of the OP, my commuting expenses for that were a net profit.

  • For commute time, please refer to previous poll. Let's focus on the cost in this forum discussion thread.

  • +6 votes

    What if your car costs more than $80k?

    Do you want the costs to include a car wash?

    At What Stage Can You Go to Get a Car Wash Financially?

  • +2 votes

    $0 - For me its free just walking (5 minutes away from work).

  • +1 vote

    Nothing. I suppose you could count wear and tear on the carpet.

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    $6.90 a day / 40 mins each way

  • +1 vote

    10 seconds and nothing (live right across the road).

    ^^

    • +2 votes

      I used to live that close to my job. Nipping home for bacon and eggs at lunch was great, but it did make chucking a sickie a lot more awkward.

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    on travel probably about $10, add parking thats another $15..so $25 odd..

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    10 minutes from home to work, company pays for car expense.

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    $6.90/day if I avoid peak times, $9.88/day otherwise, takes around 55mins door to door

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    About $12.50 in fuel a week and 15-20 mins

  • +3 votes

    Hmm, let's work it out on a daily basis:

    • $2.50 approx. in petrol
    • $3.00 approx. in insurance
    • $0.95 approx. rego
    • $2.50 approx. for running costs (varies from year to year)
    • $3.00 approx. in depreciation of car value

    TOTAL

    • $11.95 per day

    Add to that a waste of 1 hour of my life each working day commuting.

    I'd love to work from home.

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      The actual $ will be less.

      Your insurance and rego is remain the same if you drive it or not.

      Depreciation will still occur if you drive it or not, but to a lessor degree.

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        Actually the way I worked it out I really should increase the commuting cost, as I don't drive much on weekends but the above was worked out as if it was a 7 day week instead of a 5 day week.

    • +1 vote

      That's a good break down. People don't realize that cars have more costs than just fuel.

    • +1 vote

      I had a real difficulty separating work and home life when I worked from home. Can be a blessing and a curse, there's pros and cons for both ways.

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    When in UK it was 13 mins by train and total of 6/7 mins walk. not too bad

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    $11~ a day - bus then train.

  • +1 vote

    $8.20

  • +2 votes

    Mine is a 5 minute walk so free and my husband's is about a 25 minute walk, also free.

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    $97.20 per week which is:
    $8.72 each way + $2 parking - per day
    (daily 10km to/from station in car excluded)
    90 mins door to door
    p'code - 6210 to 6008

  • +1 vote

    About $20.72 a day. $15.72 for citylink and about $5 for petrol.

    • +3 votes

      I avoid Citylink when I can.

      In the mornings, it's about 5 mins longer, going home is about 10-15mins longer (by avoiding the tolls). So for 15-20mins more per day, I save about $7.

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    $200 biweekly. 30min each way.

  • -3 votes

    How is walking to work free? One has to use energy to move around, which requires food. Perhaps not a quantifiable cost, but some cost nevertheless.

    • +9 votes

      may as well tack on breathing while you are at it

    • +1 vote

      At 50 calories (above resting calories burned) per kilometre walked and then consuming a cheap calorie source such as a slice of white bread would cost about 5 cents.

      Most of us don't get out and walk enough anyway so the savings made by improved health exceed the cost of food required for energy used for walking….and anyway most of us eat too much for s sedentary life so I wouldn't be suggesting anyone eat any more than they do now.

      • +1 vote

        Any way that gets you to work via exercise is likely to have a negative net cost once you take health benefits into account.

    • +2 votes

      Depreciation on work shoes should count.

      I walk or ride to work in my cheap Aldi black work shoes then swap them out for my fancier Florsheims when I get to the office.

      The Florsheims are six years old and still look great.

  • +1 vote

    About $80-100 in fuel per week, depending on how many days I work. 55km each way, takes 40-45 minutes door to door depending on how fast I drive. And then the obvious car depreciation, general maintenance, insurances and tyres. Absolutely no public transport option unfortunately.

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      That’s the same for me. Thinking of downsizing the car, which will hopefully save quite a bit on fuel.

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        My drive is relatively hilly/bendy so unfortunately a smaller car won’t help me much… Having a small car with a bigger engine is really the best I can do! I had a Mini Cooper and it used more fuel than the Mazda 3 I have now.

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    Free… 10 minutes or so walk….

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    $0 - 35 minute bike ride each way

    Not really $0 but close to it… Tyres, chain, cassette change maybe once a year…

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    Is it not ok then to be driving 1 hour each way?
    All of u guys have the leisure of being driven etc

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