So you got a job in the big city. Great work! Now, how long will it take to get to your new gig?
Average one-way work commute times, in minutes, for some major metropolitan centers around the world:
London – 77 minutes
Tokyo – 66 minutes
New York City – 48 minutes
Hong Kong – 30 minutes
Singapore – 28 minutes
Phoenix, Arizona – 26 minutes
Note that the commute is spent on a train/subway in most of these cities.
Regarding Tokyo: You can find some interesting blogs and photos covering the “Tokyo Compression”. Google it. Wild stuff. Maybe ride a bike in Tokyo.