The top 15 most expensive commutes in America

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When you think of expensive commutes, you might think of people who live in the suburbs of New York City or Los Angeles but a surprising number of those expensive commutes are happening right here in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Bloomberg recently calculated the top 15 most expensive commutes in the United States converting total commuter hours into a dollar amount based on the average annual income of a full-time employee in the region. Here are the results.

15. Prince George’s County, Maryland The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $9,874 % in income: 15.5% Total Commuting Hours: 309 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 17.4% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
14. Loudoun County, Virginia The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $13,934 % in income: 14.0% Total Commuting Hours: 281 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 11.9% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
13. Plymouth County, Massachusetts The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $11,108 % in income: 14.2% Total Commuting Hours: 283 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 15.9% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
12. Montgomery County, Texas The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $10,961 % in income: 13.7% Total Commuting Hours: 274 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 17.2% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
11. Richmond County, NY/ Staten Island The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $13,831 % in income: 19.1% Total Commuting Hours: 382 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 11.9% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
10. Sussex County, New Jersey The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $11,585 % in income: 15.5% Total Commuting Hours: 310 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 16.4% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
9. Carroll County, Maryland The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $10,976 % in income: 14.6% Total Commuting Hours: 293 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 20.2% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
8. Frederick County, Maryland The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $11,647 % in income: 15.2% Total Commuting Hours: 304 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 19.5% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
7. Spotsylvania County, Virginia The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $11,192 % in income: 16.3% Total Commuting Hours: 326 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 25.6% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
6. Prince William County, Virginia The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $12,415 % in income: 16.9% Total Commuting Hours: 338 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 22.0% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
5. Calvert County, Maryland The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $11,842 % in income: 16.6% Total Commuting Hours: 332 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 28.4% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
4. Contra Cosa County, CA The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $15,269 % in income: 16.3% Total Commuting Hours: 326 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 17.7% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
3. Stafford County, Virginia The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $12,400 % in income: 16.5% Total Commuting Hours: 330 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 28.0% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
2. Fauquier County, Virginia The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $13,813 % in income: 17.6% Total Commuting Hours: 352 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 20.6% Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
1. Charles County, Maryland The cost of commuting in equivalent dollar amounts: $14,612 % in income: 19.4% Total Commuting Hours: 388 Workforce Commuting pre-6:00 AM: 27.8% Photo Credit: Flickr, Ken Lund
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