Listen Now: Commuter Hell: How Does Your Daily Drive Stack Up?
Hate your daily commute? Well just like when you’re stuck in traffic, you are not alone.
Recently researchers at Bloomberg set out to discover who, out of all of us, has the worst commute. They took the average cost of commuting in eight hundred U.S. counties, computed it as a percentage of income, and also calculated how many people have to leave before six AM.
So where is it the worst? According to the study, that honor goes to people who live near washington D.C. Seven of the ten worst counties, and nine of the twenty are in the Washington area. That’s because most commuters live pretty far from the city. And while they might be saving housing costs they’re paying for it in gas, public transportation and time.
According to the study, people in Southern Maryland spend just under two and a half weeks of their lives, every year traveling to and from the nation’s capital.
So where does your daily travel fall on the list? To find out, read the original article now and see just how much the back and forth is costing you.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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