It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

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vexed87
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Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

Post by vexed87 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:01 am

Don't let hills put you off, if you have a geared bicycle you can get used to them pretty quickly!

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Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

Post by James_0011 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:01 am

@vexed

Idk, I'm not interested in having to go through an obstacle course just to get to work...

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Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

Post by Lemur » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 am

In your case I think it is a no brainer to save on the rent and go with option B. 3.5 miles from work is pretty much speed walking distance within an hour...Get a nice podcast and take those times to clear your mind and what/not.

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Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

Post by conwy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:06 am

I found the calculation wasn't always the same.

When I lived in Sydney, it was cheaper to rent close to work, compared to the weekly commute fare.

Whereas currently living in London, I found a place that was so cheap that even with weekly commute taken into account, it was cheaper than anything else I could get close in, as well as being safer (safety is more of a concern in London) and in certain ways, nicer.

The commute is working out well for me. Due to the hours I work, I typically commute during non-peak-hours, and I can easily get off one stop early to take a brisk half-hour walk or hit the gym, so it doesn't interfere with fitness. I can also get work done during the commute, because it's a very comfortable train ride.

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