As many people prepare to return to their workplaces it's been revealed the cost of commuting has risen by almost one third.
A survey by the AA has found both petrol and diesel prices have risen significantly during the course of the pandemic.
The study found it's now costing people significantly more to commute to work than it did when most were working from home.
The average petrol and diesel prices reached 170.3 and 160.5 cent per litre respectively this month.
That compares to to 134.5 and 129.8 cent per litre in February of 2020 - the last full month before lockdown was imposed.
It means that a 60km commute will cost motorists over €2,600 a year for a petrol vehicle - an increase of almost €550 on pre-pandemic levels.
For diesel drivers the annual cost is now just over €2000 a year or €395 more than before the pandemic.
It represents price increases of 27% for petrol and 24% for diesel cars in the space of just under two years.