The average U.S. worker travels about 27.1 minutes to work and spends $2,600 annually on commuting costs, according to the 2018 Census Bureau estimates and the Citi ThankYou Premier Commuter Index. Working from home represents an opportunity for workers to save both time and money while additionally allowing greater flexibility for working parents.
In SmartAsset's study, they found Raleigh as the No. 8 Best City to Work From Home. About 8.6% of workers in Raleigh do not commute, the ninth-highest rate for this metric across all 100 cities in our study. Additionally, housing costs as a percentage of earnings here are relatively low, ranking in the top third of the study.