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You Spend Almost $5,000 of Your Salary on Work-Related Expenses Every Year

Good to know.  That’s a vacation!According to a new study, the average person spends $406 every month on work-related expenses. That’s $4,872-a-year . . . or about 10% of the average American salary.

So apparently you need a job just to afford HAVING a job? Here’s how it breaks down:

Commuting costs $248-a-month, or $2,976-a-year. Whether it’s getting gas, taking public transportation, or parking fees.

Lunch and snacks, $90-a-month or $1,080-a-year.

Coffee, $21-a-month or $252-a-year.

Random birthday and retirement gifts for coworkers, $9.50-a-month or $114-a-year.

Work wardrobe, $24-a-month or $288-a-year.

Sponsoring your coworkers’ charity walks, buying their kids’ cookies and candy, and other donations . . . $3-a-month or $36-a-year.

Expenses you forget to claim, $10.50-a-month or $126-a-year.

(Daily Mail)

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