The High Cost of Commuting

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Do you ever wish you lived closer to work?  Some of the happiest people I know have the shortest commutes.  Traffic stress, the cost of gasoline, and the hours wasted on the road take their toll.CT Traffic


Well, if you’ve ever been looking for a reason to move closer to your work, this might just send you over the edge.  The truth is, it could be a major financial mistake not to cut a long commute out of your life.


This eye-opening infographic from Streamline Refinance shows you how much more home you can afford when you eliminate a long commute from your life.  From their math, it looks to be anywhere from $15,900 (1 mile reduction) to an astonishing $477,000 (30 mile reduction)! 


While you might have some arguments against their assumptions, I think the graphic is useful all the same:  It gets you thinking about how you value your time and the “hidden costs” of a long drive to your livelihood! 


Hartford Commuting ChartCheck out the infographic for yourself by clicking here.  Want to estimate your specific commuting costs?  Try the Commuting Expense Calculator.


Maybe it's time to move closer to your job.  I work with families relocating all the time, and would welcome the opportunity to help you find a perfect upgrade closer to work! Contact me today at (860) 212-8305, or message me at  Or simply get your home search started by clicking here.

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  1. Edward Gilmartin 01/13/2012 01:47 AM
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I can relate to that living in and around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. . some days traffic is unbearable

Jan 13, 2012 01:02 AM #1
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

Wear and tear on a car has to be taken in to consideration too.

Jan 13, 2012 01:20 AM #2
Berni Kerr
Dominion Lending Centre - Mortgage Professionals Inc. - Port Dover, ON
AMP Mortgage Agent - Port Dover ON

Makes sense to live closer to work...or find work closer to home.  One year my commute hours equalled 3 weeks...all that time would make a nice vacation or time spent with family! Now I work from home which IS the best way to do it!

Jan 13, 2012 01:25 AM #3

Nice blog, Laurie Murray! Beth McIntyre

Jan 13, 2012 09:03 AM #4
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

Of course being stalled in traffic for hours takes its toll on your health. If you can not afford to live closer to work atleast try and live close to public transportation that can get you to work.

Jan 14, 2012 01:42 AM #5
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

If you are close to your job, buy a bicycle , it is good exercise as well, as getting fresh air.

Irene Durocher Bristol Properties

Boca Raton,Fla on the Atlantic Ocean


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