The "commercial use allowed" versions typically range from $250 to over $500 for a single copy. It's disgusting. I get it.
Now, one thing most people don't realise is that many employers take part in something called the Microsoft Home Use Program. Basically, the program allows businesses to provide their workers with cheap (nearly free) versions of Office to use at home. Many places actually provide this option, namely large enterprises who buy large quantities of Office to install on their thousands of networked computers.
How does getting Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013, commercial use allowed, for $9.95 (USA) or $11 (Canada) sound? This program typically retails for over $500 if purchased at a store, and contains the following apps:
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Please note that not all companies support this program. If you manage to successfully submit your application, you should be emailed instructions regarding payment. Your product key and download link will be emailed to you soon after.
The best part is that this copy of Office can be used on two computers. For example, you can legally install it on both your desktop and laptop. Both Mac and Windows versions are avaliable.
Yes, it's not free. But $10 is nothing, and paying that measly sum is much better than feeling the blast of guilt every time you open that bootlegged copy of Office.