Getting to a from work each day can be a drag. It is difficult when you are still in the process of waking up and trying to navigate the roads, especially not knowing how they will be in winter in Idaho. There are mornings you oversleep or get caught up doing something and find yourself running late, and begin to panic. It is never a fun feeling to be running late to work, and those are typically the days you either get pulled over for speeding or stuck behind someone who doesn't have a job to get to. How much would you be willing to pay to no longer have to commute to work? Idaho has answered this question and the answer might surprise you.

How Much Idaho Would Pay to Not Commute to Work

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Going to and from work is some of the worst spent time of the week. Most of us are dreading to have to spend the next eight hours at work and the drive home. Many are ready to get home but have to sit through traffic, stoplights, and other distractions before finally arriving home. Many wish they could teleport or have someone drive them to work instead, but for most, it isn't an option. A recent study by revealed how much people are willing to pay to not have to drive to work. It was determined that Idaho would be willing to sacrifice $2,530 to not have to commute to work daily. Compared to the rest of the country, this was relatively low, making it the fourth lowest in the country. 

States Sacrificing Salaries to Not Have to Commute

Credit: Erik Mclean on Unsplash
Credit: Erik Mclean on Unsplash

While Idahoans are willing to pay a bit to not commute, it doesn't come close to what other states are willing to pay. In the Magic Valley, the drive isn't bad, unless you have to cross the Perrine Bridge or get stuck behind a tractor. In Boise, it is worse, but not bad overall compared to major cities in the country. The state willing to pay the most to not have to commute is not surprisingly California, which would be willing to sacrifice $13,759 of their salary. Surprisingly, Washington was the second highest, willing to pay $13,017, with Utah rounding out the top three at $12,843. The state willing to pay the least is Montana at only $429. To see the full list, you can click the link above. 

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While the commute might not be too bad here, it doesn't mean everyone wants to do it. The early mornings, the traffic, and having to drive half asleep aren't fun. If given the chance to sacrifice some of your salary to have someone drive you to work each day, how much would you be willing to pay?

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