Remember those days when we actually commuted to work rather than working from the dining room table in our pyjamas. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the most of us work, with that commute for many a dusty memory.
However, there was life and indeed work before the lockdowns and new figures from the European Union show that just over 61 percent of workers commuted less than 30 minutes to work in 2019. And at the other end of the scale 8 percent of EU citizens had a commute of an hour of more.
The Latvians and Brits had the longest average commute to work in the EU in 2019 of an average of 33 minutes and 30 minutes respectively, that’s a one-way commute. Whereas the shortest commutes were in Cyprus with 19 minutes and Greece with 20 minutes.
In 2019, workers in the EU had an average commuting time of 25 minutes, and Croatians were slightly below the average at 24 minutes.