(Closed) Commuting expenses?

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: How much to you spend per day commuting to work?
    0-$3 : (16 votes)
    31 %
    $4-$6 : (10 votes)
    19 %
    $6-$10 : (11 votes)
    21 %
    $10-$14 : (10 votes)
    19 %
    $14-$18 : (3 votes)
    6 %
    $18-$22 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    $22+ : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i didn’t choose any of the poll choices because i have a monthly commuter pass so i’m not really sure what it would be on a daily basis. i live in the san francisco area and my bus pass is $151.00/month for unlimited rides. it’s called a transbay pass because my bus has to go over the bay bridge to get into san francisco.

    my husband on the other hand… he has to be at work at 4am and there is no public transit that early from where we live so he has to drive in to the city. toll for the bay bridge that early in the morning is $4, parking is $400/month and then there’s gas and car maintenance. gas in our area is about $3.60/gallon.

    Post # 4
    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It was about $8 when I took the metro/public transit.  Now I drive, and it’s $170 a month, so given 20 working days per month, thats $8.50 a day… but driving shaved 40 minutes off my commute, so worth it for me!

    Post # 5
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Mine is cheap because it’s only 2 gallons of gas for my round trip. Mr. LK, on the other hand, uses 2 gallons of gas + parking + metro fare, which adds up to about $21 a day. And all for a job that he loathes. But it’s a job that pays well, and in this economy that is something worth holding on to.

    Post # 6
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I take public transit and spend about $250 a month to commute. I also have to pay my condo for my shuttle too (which isn’t included in the $250).

    Post # 7
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I take a bus to work so it works out to about $12 a day, when I lived further and it was $22 a day

    Post # 8
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    commute about 45 miles each way, no tolls, with a hybrid car, so around $8.00 unless there is a serious traffic issue. 

    At my company, tele commuting is not an option, and I can probably do about 95% of what I do from anywhere (and I have, on vacation, business trip in Hong Kong, etc)

    Post # 9
    527 posts
    Busy bee

    It takes slightly over a gallon of gas, plus $3.50/day for parking… so like, $7 – $7.50.

    Post # 10
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    I spend $60/week on gas to commute to work, it’s ~100 miles round trip each day. So I estimated about $12/day. Urghh. I hope you’re able to work from home, that would be awesome!

    Post # 11
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Bus pass is about $150/month, so around $7.50/day. The park & ride lot is 5-6 miles from my house, so I usually only go through half a tank of gas a week. Plus I get to read for two 45-minute chunks every day!

    Post # 12
    2163 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My job is about 30 miles away from my job, so 60 miles per day and my car (however much I love it), eats gas. So, I get gas usually every 5 days for about $55 per tank. It really, really sucks. 

    Post # 13
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I picked $0-$3 as I only need to fill up about once every three weeks or so (and that includes using vehicle on weekends and indirect routes to and from work to go to the gym, get groceries, etc), and don’t pay for parking at work or elsewhere in the city. It is probably more in the $3-$4/day range though when I calculate it out. Of course, if you WERE to include wear and tear, licensing and registration, and car payments it is a lot more than that! 

    I live pretty close to work, and in previous jobs that were even further away I used to commute by bike almost all the time which cost even less not counting cost of bike and such, but I can’t do that with my current job as I need a vehicle to go off to court or meetings during the day, to take home work, etc, plus I tend to go to the gym VERY early before work and it is pretty out of the way (and not a very safe commute at that time/location due to a highway portion) and would mean WAY too much stuff to worry about taking back and forth. 

    Post # 14
    923 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I spend $40 a week on gas and have to be in the office 9 out of every 14 days, so say I work 4.5 days a week.  That comes out to just under $10 per day on my commute.  I live about 20 miles from work, so commute 40 miles each day.

    Post # 15
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I pay about $7.40 a day for a round trip on the San Francisco subway system (BART). $60/month is paid for by my work.

    Post # 16
    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I take the train to/from work. It’s about $12/day. I drive to/from the train station. I don’t think the cost is too much since it’s only about a 5 minute drive so I selectedthe $10-14 option.

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