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Average commuter travels 421,000km

Published: November 17, 2016

Commuters travel an average of 420,695km over their working lives, reveals the latest data.

Figures from Global Positioning Specialists (GPS) revealed Australian commuters drive the equivalent of going around the world ten times.

However, Australian workers were on 13th on the worldwide list of longest commutes, with workers in Angola having to travel 697,047 km – equal to travelling the around the world 17 times.

There was also regional differences within Australia, with those living in Perth having to drive 492,000km, compared to 292,000km for those working in Adelaide.

“Our findings tap into a very real grudge of the commuter, which is thinking of better ways you could have spent your time,” said head of GPS, Lucile Michaut

“While most of us could not afford a round the world trip instead of working, it does remind us all that there is more to life than the daily grind.”

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