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Here's what the average person spends on their commute annually in every state

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    Commuting
    costs vary from state to state depending on what adults spend
    on both gasoline and transportation
    services. 
  
  
    Depending on the state, adults in the US can spend
    as low as $2,000 or as high as $5,000 annually on
    transportation.
  
  
    Additionally, different states have different percentages
    for workers who drive, use public transportation, and other
    means to get to work each day.
  
  
    
      
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  Americans know that commuting is costly. Annual
  transportation spending in the United States costs workers
  thousands each year.

  Depending on the state, adults in the US can spend as
  little as $2,000 or as much as $5,000 annually on transportation.
  Many of these states include metro areas that qualify for the
  
  best US cities to commute from - and 
  some of the worst.

  
    Read more: 
  Here's the town in every US state
  with the longest average commute to work

  INSIDER's data team pulled information from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis to
  calculate transportation spending from adults in all 50 states,
  plus Washington, DC. The numbers reflect how much Americans
  adults in each state spend on gas and other transportation
  services, which include motor vehicle maintenance and repair,
  motor vehicle rentals, taxicabs, other road transportation, water
  transportation, intercity buses, intra-city mass transit, and air
  travel. It's also important to note that even within the same
  state, the cost of commuting can vary significantly from city to
  city.

  Additionally, we cited statistics from the US Census Bureau, whose 2017
  American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates show the mean travel
  time to work in every state. This most recent commuting data
  included the number of workers 16 years and older in each state,
  along with the percentage of this working population who drove
  alone, carpooled, used public transportation, walked to work, or
  worked from home.

  Keep reading for a look at how much money people spent on
  commuting in each state, in order of least to greatest.

Americans know that commuting is costly. Annual transportation spending in the United States costs workers thousands each year.

Depending on the state, adults in the US can spend as little as $2,000 or as much as $5,000 annually on transportation. Many of these states include metro areas that qualify for the best US cities to commute from - and some of the worst.

Read more: Here's the town in every US state with the longest average commute to work

INSIDER's data team pulled information from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis to calculate transportation spending from adults in all 50 states, plus Washington, DC. The numbers reflect how much Americans adults in each state spend on gas and other transportation services, which include motor vehicle maintenance and repair, motor vehicle rentals, taxicabs, other road transportation, water transportation, intercity buses, intra-city mass transit, and air travel. It's also important to note that even within the same state, the cost of commuting can vary significantly from city to city.

Additionally, we cited statistics from the US Census Bureau, whose 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates show the mean travel time to work in every state. This most recent commuting data included the number of workers 16 years and older in each state, along with the percentage of this working population who drove alone, carpooled, used public transportation, walked to work, or worked from home. 

Click through the slideshow for a look at how much money people spent on commuting in each state, in order of least to greatest.

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