Short commutes better than sex, Londoners actually say

Louis Dor
Wednesday 19 August 2015 20:00

It turns out having a short commute is more important to Londoners than pretty much everything, including sex or their earnings.

According to a survey of over 10,000 Londoners by Time Out, one of the largest factors that related to improved wellbeing was a short commute.

Wellbeing was on average 8.3 per cent higher among people with a short commute; more important than having had sex in the past week, calling their family or earning more than average wage.

In addition, Londoners who said they felt 'almost always' happy on average had a nine minute shorter commute than those who were 'almost never' happy.

Time Out found that every ten minutes spent commuting reduced a participant's wellbeing by one per cent.

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