For many of us, commuting to and from work is an unfortunate fact of life. Whether it's by car, train, bus, or bike, the time spent traveling to and from the office can add up quickly, leaving us feeling exhausted before we even begin our workday.
Despite the challenges, many people still endure long commutes in order to pursue their careers or provide for their families. Whether it's for a job with a better salary or for a chance to live in a desired location, people make sacrifices in order to make their dreams a reality. We want to hear from you and find out just how much time you spend traveling to and from the office. Whether it's a quick 15-minute trip or a grueling 2-hour journey, we want to know.
So, we invite you to share your experience and help us shed light on this important issue. How many hours a day do you spend commuting to your workplace and back? Your answer can make a big difference, and give us a better understanding of the challenges faced by commuters everywhere.
Commuters around the world are spending more time on the road than ever before. That's according to a recent poll of 10,154 people worldwide, which found that two thirds of commuters spend more than an hour a day getting to and from their workplace.
Africans were most likely to spend less than an hour a day commuting, with 34 percent of those surveyed fitting into this category. However, the majority of Africans polled still spent more than an hour a day commuting, with 66 percent spending over an hour each day.
Although South Americans also had a greater proportion of commuters spending less than an hour a day, 34.7 percent, it was a slight decrease on the African figures. The difference was slightly more marked in North America, with 34.5 percent falling into the less than an hour bracket.
The trend towards longer commutes continued in Europe, with 35.6 percent spending less than an hour a day and 64.4 percent spending more than an hour. The situation in Asia was similar, with 33.5 percent spending less than an hour a day and 66.5 percent spending more than an hour.
In Oceania, the figures skewed slightly differently, with 33.7 percent spending less than an hour a day and 66.3 percent spending more than an hour.
Overall, 34.3 percent of all commuters worldwide spend less than an hour a day commuting, while 65.7 percent spend more than an hour a day. With the rise in urban population and the growing need for people to travel further and further for work, it’s clear that commuters around the world are facing increasingly long journeys to and from the workplace.