Most people prefer to live closer to work, but rarely think about how much this privilege costs. To calculate how much extra minutes spent in bed cost, an interactive metro map from TotallyMoney will help.
TotallyMoney created an interactive map of the London Underground to show how much the weekly rent varies depending on proximity to the city center.
As a starting point on each line, the station with the most expensive average rent cost per week was chosen. The map shows the travel time to it from other stations on the line and the average level of weekly rent for one-bedroom apartments (two-room apartments) located nearby.
Despite the fact that the dependence of the rent payment on the approach to the city center is quite obvious, the new tool can be useful for those who are in search of new housing and want to find a compromise between the time that will be necessary to spend in public transport and the cost of housing.
In addition, it is always interesting to calculate how much a few extra minutes in bed will cost or, conversely, how much you can save by getting up early.
According to the creators of the map, on average, Londoners additionally pay £7.20 per day for every minute spent outside the subway tunnels. It is easy to calculate that 10 minutes will make already £72. For the year, these costs will turn into £3,744, which, in turn, is equivalent to 10% of the average salary in the capital for the year.
However, to find an acceptable option, it is not necessary to earn A LOT. In the city there are enough options that offer residents a good balance of travel time to the center and the average rent.