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gabe

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Covid aside, I think cost of living is another factor people will need to take in account when choosing to do daily commutes and potentially spending on coffee and lunch, or just staying at home. Even more so for those who take GO transit in and out of the city, everything adds up. When you have people WFH for about 2 years then they get acclimated to that model so spending on commutes isn't just an automatic thing to get right back into. Especially with other aspects of life getting more expensive to deal with.

Couple coffees.. plus lunch...that's 20 bucks. Do that every day that's 100 bucks a week. Restaurant prices have gone up but the food portion sizes have gotten smaller and smaller over the past couple years. i had to switch up my go to take out places because I'm not getting value.Yet they wonder why people are staying home to eat or bringing a lunch from home.
 

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Couple coffees.. plus lunch...that's 20 bucks. Do that every day that's 100 bucks a week. Restaurant prices have gone up but the food portion sizes have gotten smaller and smaller over the past couple years. i had to switch up my go to take out places because I'm not getting value.Yet they wonder why people are staying home to eat or bringing a lunch from home.

Yeah, I've been scaling back from restaurant outings. Or for bars, just doing more pre-drinking ahead of time.

Also add in the cost of transit. A TTC monthly pass is $156/month for adults, or if paying by regular fare comes to $6.40 there and back per day combined on Presto. Or possibly up to the $20 per day round trip on GO transit.

When everything else is getting more expensive, then all that adds up and makes a big difference.
 

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My friend and I will each save at least $700 a month after tax once our office lease ends in August. I worked a couple of days there recently, and I realized just how annoying it is to schlepp my carcass back and forth in a sardine can (even if Bay & Bloor to Yonge & Adelaide can hardly be called commuting). I suppose when I was younger I liked the energy of the core and the 2-hour lunches, but I can work wherever I want and clients never drop by anyway, so I can't be bothered anymore.
 

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I like going to the office. Because I only go once (sometimes twice) a week at most, I take the time to go for a nice lunch, which I can't really do when I'm working from home. It's gotten more expensive, sure, but going for a nice lunch once a week is still cheaper (and I enjoy it more) than going to a food court five days a week.

I don't have to worry about commute, though, since I walk.
 

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