Working here, living there: the amount of long-distance commuters in China is escalating at an impressive speed especially in major cities and metropolises.
Like many other countries, more job opportunities and higher living costs makes young people work in big cities and live in smaller towns or cities nearby. As a result, people nowadays spend more than twice as long commuting as they used to. It’s pretty common for people working in Beijing or Shanghai to spend more than 4 hours commuting every day. They call themselves “super commuters”.