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The Most Congested Cities in the World

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The Most Congested Cities in the World

The Most Congested Cities

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No matter what city you live in, traffic is something you probably dread being stuck in.

Whether it is the slow-moving I-95 in New York City or the molasses-like trip from East Hollywood to Santa Monica in L.A., it’s estimated that traffic congestion costs the United States alone a whopping sum of $300 billion per year in gas and time.

The World’s Worst Traffic

Which city has the ultimate distinction of having the world’s most horrific traffic?

Today’s infographic comes to us from INRIX via their Global Traffic Scorecard 2016, and it highlights the most congested cities around the globe. The report looks at average hours spent in congestion for 1,064 cities in 38 countries, as well as the percent of time spent in traffic.

Here’s a Top 10 list you don’t want to see your city on:

Rank City Country Hours Spent in Congestion Driving Time in Congestion
#1 Los Angeles USA 104.1 13%
#2 Moscow Russia 91.4 25%
#3 New York USA 89.4 13%
#4 San Francisco USA 82.6 13%
#5 Bogota Colombia 79.8 32%
#6 Sao Paulo Brazil 77.2 21%
#7 London UK 73.4 13%
#8 Magnitogorsk Russia 71.1 42%
#9 Atlanta USA 70.8 10%
#10 Paris France 65.3 11%

Taking the top spot was Los Angeles, where drivers spent an average 104 hours stuck in the city’s legendary traffic jams. The cost of this congestion, measured in wasted time and fuel, was $9.7 billion – a number that works out to $2,408 per driver!

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