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Forbes: Daily commute in Raleigh costs $6.10

Posted June 2, 2008

— The average commuter in Raleigh pays $6.10 each day to drive to work and home again, according to Forbes magazine.

Raleigh ranks as the eighth-highest commuting cost in the U.S., the magazine said.

Riverside, Calif., drivers have the most expensive commute at $7.16 per day. Atlanta has the second-most-expensive commute, followed by Washington, D.C.


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  • OSX Jun 2, 2008

    Buckeye.... I feel your pain. I am through $20 a day. Doesn't look like I can afford to live in the country much longer. At $7 a gallon, I'll go to work and just stay there Monday through Friday. Might as well, got internet, tv, stove, frig, and showers there.

  • BUCKEYEnNC Jun 2, 2008

    I wish it was only $6.10 per day. Try $33.00 per day!!!!

  • mep Jun 2, 2008

    I WISH my commute cost that much!
    And of course gas prices will continue to go up, they will add tolls along the route, Jim Long is no longer keeping tabs on the insurance industry.... so it looks like a lot more money is going to be spent getting to the job. Until the layoffs that is.

  • iwondersometimes Jun 2, 2008

    My wife and I spend about $800 a month of gas between the two of us. Unfortunately, we have jobs that require long commutes. So, we cut out eating out, movies, hair salon, going to malls (we buy at Dollar General now...even our food), upgrading the house and did not go anywhere on Memorial Day. Gas is a fact of life in our ingrained lifestyles. I expect gas to be in the $7 by next year. At least some of our politicians are getting rich on this gas price scheme. And they are driven around in limos!!

  • MarcoPolo Jun 2, 2008

    Those poor gas station owners.....somebody do something.

    I also hope the state realizes that there is more opportunity to raise the highest in the Southeast gas taxes. Thanks Easley, Hackney and the rest of the Democrat brethern. It's a great legacy.

  • Frank Downtown Jun 2, 2008

    $6.10?? That's not even two gallons of gas - so waiting at lights and driving included its not all that much!