OK, here's the deal, I can take 2 routes to/from my job from home.
Route 1, is the NY Thruway, which from door to door, is 18.1 miles with a toll in each direction costing $1.50 ($3 total per day, $15 per week) The Thruway has a 65MPH speed limit, but I'm usually cruising @ 80 with occassional burst to 90 to get passed the slowpokes. Trip time is about 20 minutes.
Route 2 is a local route, which door to door is 17.7 miles, with no tolls, a few lights, but it adds about 10-15 minutes to my commute each way. The top speed is 55 on the fastest part of the route, with plenty O cops, so I won't go over 65 on it.
Which commute is cheaper? I am thinkin that the local route is cheaper, even though you're driving for 15 minutes longer, you're not paying any tolls and not driving over 65, which also saves on gas.