Commuter train in North CarolinaIn determining where to live, workers must balance the trade- offbetween high rents and short commutes against low rents and longcommutes. 

The most expensive commutes in the U.S. probably aren't whereyou would imagine. The commuters who face the highest costs aren'tcoming from the suburbs of New York City or San Francisco. Thesecommuters live within 65 miles of Washington.

Workers from Charles County, in southern Maryland, spent 388hours — or just under two and a half weeks — on average, travelingto and from work in 2017, according to Bloomberg analysis of U.S. Census data.

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