About 4k, so around £335 a month. Plus parking which is about £70 a month on top. It takes me about an hour an a half door to door, I drive to station then get train to London then the office is 5 mins walk from Liverpool Street.
Well when I worked in London and commuted 45 mins on the train, then tube, my season ticket was over £5000 a year, plus a fiver a day car park at the station, so £250 a month sounds fab to me. I realise my view is disproportionate...!
I don't think it really matter what other people's commutes cost, it matters if: 1 - you can afford it 2 - the job is worth it (compared to a worse job that was closer to your house) 3 - living where you do (instead of closer) is worth it
I spend about £300 a month on trains, but I like my job and I like where I live and I don't want to change either of them right now.
It just relates to your earnings surely. For example equity partners at Ernst & Young may be on £1m - £2m a year and might be paying more to commute than if they worked as accountants in Aberdeen but the increased pay more than makes up for the travel costs they might have even if they are coming in from Cambridge each day. Mine are zero.
Before mat leave, I was driving 50 miles a day, although only took half an hour each way as motorway. Reckon I spent about 50 quid a week on petrol. Definitely an argument for trying to work from home a bit more frequently...
£50-60 a week my commute is about the same as yours on paper it is 28 miles, I get motorway/duel carrageway for 24 miles of it, but all the little rat runs and diversions I do in the 2 towns either end add a few miles in order to get to work and to pick my children from after school club before the next ice age adds a couple of miles. also time is important my old job I lived 9 miles from work and ironicly I live behind it now, I can see it from my front room! used to take me on a good day 35 mins (rare) leaving at 7.45 for a 8.30 start, and a normal day 40 - 45 mins all country roads then town, passing 3 schools, 1 university, a barracks, a hospital and a college, Oh and I worked in a hospital! nightmare! my new job is on a normal day 45-50 mins leave at the same time , for a 9 am start and am normally in 15-20 minutes early and having dropped children off at school and watched them in. then the job, my job gives my the oportunity on paper to work from home, my boss isn't keen, but does when I have a good reason, but I can work from other sites which are closer than my base, I could take the piss on this but I don't, It is actually easiler to do my core work from my office, but I do make sure if I have a valid reason to work closer to home I do it either on the way to base or home, and the travel time is in work. so I get home quicker, makes no difference to my commute expenses as I have to deduct these.
My DH and I are £318 each... It's shocking! £636 a month, that is some people's mortgage repayments!!!!
We had to move out of London to buy a house but we could have afforded to stay in based on the fact we are easily managing an extra £618 a month on top of our mortgage repayments. But no bank would actually lend us enough to stay in. Madness.
I live in Lincolnshire and work in Central London.My journey is 2 1/2-3 hours door to door. If I purchased season ticket it would be £8500 pa.I have found it cheaper to have a room in London for the week which is £450 a month.My commute costs monthly are around £200-£250 train and tube! I am only a nurse so not huge earnings even with London weighting.
Not much at moment but was paying nearly £400 per month with a 2.5 hour commute each way. For me it was not worth it but as others have said it depends on how you feel about your job and how much it affects your quality of life. The travel time really ate into my week and would be leaving at 5am to get home at about half seven/ eight and was exhausted all the time.