Either to work to school? And what do you do to pass the time?
Studies show that the average commute (one way) is 33 minutes in the US but 44 minutes in Germany. For every 10 minutes that your commute exceeds the national average you have 10% less time to devote to family and community endeavours.
An extreme commuter 1% of the workforce spends 1.5 hours commuting in each direction.
The winner of the greatest commute in the US, a competition run by a magazine, was a chap who travelled 3 hours in each direction. His day started at 4:30am and he got home at 8:30pm.
My commute is just under an hour each way. It used to be 1 hour and 15 minutes each day and the extra 15 minutes was a killer.
The survey said that most people refuse to commute more than 45 minutes each way.