Choosing to drive or to commute is still debatable these days, especially in countries where there is a poor public transportation system, like the Philippines. People living in the said country, especially in the city, need to suffer commuting every day just to go to work despite the lack of roads, trains, and organization. This is why a lot of people want to have their own car instead of experiencing stress everyday from commuting. You might say that even when a person decided to own a car, there is still traffic. However, driving a car means not being able to expose to toxic pollution, waste time in waiting for a bus, jeep, or the train to arrive, and most importantly the risk of encountering pickpockets.
But of course, before making such a decision, you should think carefully and weigh the benefits. Commuting is practical, if for example, your work place is not that far away from where you are residing. If you only need to take the MRT or jeep, then commuting is more practical because the cost you need to pay for the jeepney fares and MRT fares are way cheaper compared to owning a car.
There are instances when owning a car is better than commuting. When traveling, for instance, it will be quite a hassle if you are commuting with your huge baggage and heavy back pack especially if you are planning at least two nights of vacation. In relation to this, if you are the type of person who is not that fond of traveling because you do not like preparing stuff such as coming up with an itinerary, looking for best priced accomodation, then lucky for you, there are companies like costofliving that provides services – quoting needed money depending on the place and number of days, booking flights, hotels, and many more.
Basically the number one advantage of having a car is comfort and convenience. Being able to go to your travel destination anytime and anywhere without too much hassle and inconvenience. However, when it comes to going to work, having a car is not always the best choice. One must still identify carefully which choice will be for the best.