Each extra mile you add to your drive to and from work can cost you thousands of dollars over a thirty year career. What are the true costs of your drive to work when you add up all those hidden expenses? Based on number crunching by Mr. Money Mustache, each mile in your commute costs $795 per year. But that cost goes up drastically when you factor in lost opportunity. Taking alternative modes of transport doesn’t have to take more time either. Public transport might take longer than driving, but you can read, rest, or check email. Biking is also a chance to exercise. Rethinking your commute can open you up to a whole new world of possibilities.

This infographic from InvestmentZen.com looks at the true cost of car commuting to work.

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The True Cost Of Car Commuting To Work

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Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal. Follow +Irma Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

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