in '70 I got out of the military and went and joined Ma Bell. First job in downtown L.A., a 15 to 30 minute one-way commute (depending on time of day.) After 6 years I transferred to the local Switchroom, under 3 miles from home. 10 years later they shut down my Stepper, got my job to a garage 1.3 miles from home.Year later I had to install a new garage to a new site, 3.7 miles. "Oh my GOD!! My Commute was three times longer!" Heh. Still just 10 minutes, max. ('cept on sunny days the motorcycle would swerve off the straight route and the commute would stretch to 20 miles -- I understand it is a common problem on motorcycles.)
Question: " Would you live 1hour and 30 mins away from your job? "
Answer: HELL NO! I would, DID, move either job or house so my commute will be under 10 minutes one way.
The cost of time and money to commute reduces your actual income.
Leave home/job/friends? That's Life. I was born in Detroit, after school left friends and went to La La Land. Joined the military (actually enlisted to dodge the draft -- 4 years in the Air Force was better than 2 years in the Army with a guarantee to a tour in Viet Nam) and got new jobs/home/friends. Discharged, new job and new friends. New office, new friends. Again. Again. LIFE IS CHANGE.
A one way one hour commute? 5 days/week, 50 weeks/year, 40 years on the job. Minus sleeping, minus work, you only get 8 hours a day of LIFE. With a long commute you lose 20,000 hours of life. 7 years of your life wasted doing the commute trip. NOT MY LIFE!!!