An oldie but a goodie:The Ture Cost If Car Commuting

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/10/06/the-true-cost-of-commuting/Rule of thumb: “each mile you live from work steals $795 per year from you in commuting costs.

$795 per year will pay the interest on $15,900 of house borrowed at a 5% interest rate.

In other words, a logical person should be willing to pay about $15,900 more for a house that is one mile closer to work, and $477,000 more for a house that is 30 miles closer to work. For a double-commuting couple, these numbers are $31,800 and $954,000.”

But... that being said I’m the worst poster child of this. And it doesn’t directly address pay, only housing costs. How much would each mile of commuting be worth in pay?

Thats a question I haven’t got an answer to yet myself. I’m in a similar, but opposite boat. I’m paid 80k now to work with super awesome coworkers and bosses for a great, family friendly, flex schedule allowing company who provides regular raises and bonuses and opportunities for training and advancement. 45 min-1.5 hours away, *each way* depending on traffic. I’ve gotten several offers 1-4 miles from home but the best I’ve been offered was 50-60k, worse benefits, no flex or work from home time, for a company I’ve been at before and know is a dead end and treats employees as expendable.

If anyone can figure out how to do the math on how much pay cut a mile commuting is worth, I’m dying to know too. That might be part of my procrastination time today. I’ll post if I figure anything out.

Though I don’t know if you can put a dollar value on a good boss...lol