A new survey found that people who go into their office at least part-time spent an average of $863 a month on work-related expenses. People who are in full-time remote positions spent $423 per month LESS. That works out to be a difference of $5,300 a year. Take into the price of gas, wardrobe and food the cost can add-up quickly. hen your employer notifies you that it’s time to go back to the office it causes anxiety for many.