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London commuters spend £118 a month to get to and from work

Date: 28/04/2014 17:11:04
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Brits commuting to London spend an average of £118 a month to travel to and from work each day, a new survey reveals.

According to rac.co.uk, the survey from Nutmeg.com shows that Londoners also take one hour and 14 minutes each day travelling to work and back. This means that not only do capital city dwellers spend the most money on travel, they also have the longest commute, compared to the rest of the UK.

The average Brit will fork out £50,000 during their working lives on travel fees, but that doesn't take into account factors such as rising petrol costs. Moreover, commuters will spend 10,634 hours in the car or on public transport over their entire lifetime - that's equal to one year and 78 days.

Nick Hungerford, chief executive at Nutmeg, says work travel is one of the biggest costs Brits now have to face.

"While we may get more property for our money - and more fresh air - by living outside the city we work in, travel costs can quickly mount up and the daily commute can be soul-sapping," he explains, reports dailymail.co.uk. "More than a fifth of people we surveyed admitted they wasted the time they spend travelling to and from work."

They survey notes that alongside the cost of getting to work, traffic jams are the most annoying part about commuting, with 32 per cent citing them as their biggest bugbear.

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