The morning and evening commute to work is usually the most dreaded part of any job. The idea is to get from point A to point B as fast and as painless as possible. But, as we all know, this is rarely the case. Rush hour traffic can quickly turn a good day into a bad one. But aside from the psychological “costs” of the morning commute, it is also an important financial question.
Some commuters are constantly weighing their options to determine whether or not it is more cost effective to drive or take public transportation. Some public transportation is cheaper, but you have to rely on schedules and frequent delays. Driving gives you more independence, but owning a car is much more expensive.
Since there are various types of transportation available in all major cities, we decided to look at the cost of each. Using the average twenty-two work-day month, we broke down the costs for each major transportation mode to determine how much it costs to commute in major U.S. cities.
Here are the findings:
http://bigbytes.mobyus.com/commute.aspx (for boston)
https://www.numbeo.com/taxi-fare/in/Los-Angeles ( NEED TO CROSS REFERENCE)
Car registration+title fee
Cost to own a car