Not Having to Commute for Five Hours Is Equivalent to a 10 Percent Raise

In 2019, Americans spent an average of 55.2 minutes per day commuting. During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote workers have completely eliminated morning commutes which is like a 10% raise (or higher if you are like 10% of Americans that commute two hours per day. The monetary value of saved commuting time would be equivalent to the largest tax cuts for the middle class ever.

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