Commuting doesn't have to be a waste. There are plenty of ways to get more out of it. If you're curious, though, this calculator tells you just how much time and money you'll spend commuting in your lifetime. Ford's tool asks you how you commute, how much time it takes you, how old you are and when you plan to retire. From there, it offers a breakdown of the total time and money spent commuting based on your info. Of course, this only gives you general idea, because some of these factors may change over time.
Keep in mind, the tool comes from Ford, so they're definitely trying to advertise their initiatives, which you can find after the calculation (some of those initiatives are kind of interesting, though). It also calculates using the British Pound or Euro, so you may have to convert to your own currency. It's interesting to see these totals, though, and the tool also shows you how much your results compare to the average commuter. Check it out for yourself at the link below.
Your Lifetime of Commuting [Ford of Europe]