Day 218: The Commute
My commute to work is about an hour each way. Let's see... that's 2 hours a day, 10 hours a week, 40 hours a month and 480 hours a year. Assuming an 8 hour work day, that's 60 days out of the year, I'm spending inside my car, just commuting. If I was earning minimum wage, the opportunity cost of my commute would be about $3,840 a year. Three times minimum wage would be close to $12,000 a year, four times minimum wage would be $15,000… These are the thoughts going through my head as I sit in traffic everyday.