This was a U.S. study but other than maybe slightly cheaper gas prices the stats are pretty similar to Canada. This study would also not include the traffic chaos of a major city event like the Pan Am Games.
Americans spend $2,600 each year — and 200 hours annually — getting to and from work. Employees in Los Angeles spend the most; a daily trip costs about $16 both ways. New Yorkers fall right behind the LA crowd spending $14 for a round trip to the office.
The national average price tag on daily commuting is $10 and the average commute to work is 45 minutes.
Does that sound high, low or bang on to you?