The time we spend commuting varies a lot from one individual to the next, and most of us don't really think that much about it. The average person spends about one-hour commuting everyday (2x30min), and you may think "what is an hour anyway?". It's easy to think like this, but what if I tell you that this one hour every day adds up to an insane amount of time in just a few weeks.
Within six months you will have spent approximately five 24-hour days on your commute, and if you split this up into workdays your number will be even scarier. A person working an 8-hour workday will quickly realize that they have just spent 15 workdays (or 1/2 month) commuting in just half a year. Just imagine what the same person could do if they didn't have to commute and freed up this time.
I have created a very basic calculator to illustrate how much time you spend commuting. The calculator asks you for some basic inputs and the outputs will then tell you how many full days and how many workdays you spend commuting every year.
Using the calculator you'll see that even if you just commute for 30-minutes it adds up to a decent amount of time, and what about the not so uncommon (dreaded) two or three-hour commute? Now that is a lot of time....
The calculator can be found under resources or here.