- May 3, 2010
- North Shore
Add 7-9K a year as costs. Wear and tear, fuel, repairs and replacement costs on the vehicle, insurance and parking fees as well. Round it out to 10-12K a year on the commute.
If you spend that much commuting 3 days a week from So. NH to Watertown, you're doing something horribly wrong, or driving the wrong car for the job. (A bus getting 5 mpg?) to do it, etc. I drive way more than he will and even I don't spend that much!
Ahh... so 5 years at 150K and you still drive the same car? Even at 30K for repurchase that comes to 6K a year. Redo the math. That does not even take in what I mentioned.At last count, between 25-30K a year, sometimes more, and probably 80% of that is commuting or work related driving.