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If You Live In Any Of These 20 Cities, You Spend The Most Time Stuck In Traffic…

If You Live In Any Of These 20 Cities, You Spend The Most Time Stuck In Traffic…

Sitting behind the wheel and looking at a bevvy of vehicles inching their way forward on the highway – if this scenario sounds a bit too familiar, you are one of the millions of people who drive to and from work each day (Kudos to you!). 

In an era where companies are vying to grab the consumer’s attention with the sleekest of gadgets, fastest of cars and the promise of saving time, it’s ironic that people end up spending a big chunk of their day stuck behind the wheels daily. 

Let’s look at the world’s worst cities where an average commuter spends anywhere between 1 hour and 1.5 hours stuck in the traffic.  

 20 Worst Cities To Commute In The World  

Let’s look at how cities fare continents wise… 

 Africa 

Rank  City  Time Index (In Minutes) 
1 Nairobi, Kenya   56.44 
2 Cairo, Egypt   50.32 
3 Pretoria, South Africa   44.77 
4 Cape Town, South Africa   43.67 
5 Johannesburg, South Africa  41.54 
6 Durban, South Africa  27.26 

 North America 

Rank  City  Time Index (In Minutes) 
1  Los Angeles, CA, United States   47.76 
2  Detroit, MI, United States   47.35 
3  San Francisco, CA, United States   46.96 
4  Miami, FL, United States   43.07 
5  Atlanta, GA, United States   42.61 
6  Honolulu, HI, United States   41.76 
7  Houston, TX, United States   41.37 
8  Boston, MA, United States   44.15 
9  Washington, DC, United States   42.44 
10  Seattle, WA, United States   42.49 
11  Toronto, Canada   43.26 
12  Chicago, IL, United States   41.55 
13  Charlotte, NC, United States   37.85 
14  Philadelphia, PA, United States   39.60 
15  Pittsburgh, PA, United States  38.86 
16  Orlando, FL, United States   36.94 
17  Nashville, TN, United States   37.61 
18  San Jose, CA, United States   37.08 
19  Tampa, FL, United States   36.07 
20  Denver, CO, United States  36.01  

 South America 

Rank  City  Time Index (In Minutes) 
1  Sao Paulo, Brazil   51.07 
2  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   52.10 
3  Lima, Peru   50.20 
4  Bogota, Colombia   47.91 
5  Recife, Brazil   44.61 
6  Belo Horizonte, Brazil   44.08 
7  Buenos Aires, Argentina   46.46 
8  Quito, Ecuador   41.19 
9  Medellin, Colombia   39.17 
10  Caracas, Venezuela   37.08 
11  Montevideo, Uruguay   40.64 
12  Santiago, Chile   37.25 
13  Porto Alegre, Brazil   32.66 
14  Curitiba, Brazil   31.49  
15  Brasilia, Brazil   29.09 

 Asia 

Rank  City  Time Index (In Minutes) 
1  Colombo, Sri Lanka   61.42 
2  Kolkata, India   60.46 
3  Delhi, India   55.24 
4  Manila, Philippines   55.65 
5  Dhaka, Bangladesh   58.09 
6  Mumbai, India   55.60 
7  Jakarta, Indonesia   53.78 
8  Tehran, Iran  52.97 
9  Istanbul, Turkey  52.04 
10  Bangalore, India  51.22 
11  Amman, Jordan  45.25 
12  Bangkok, Thailand  44.43 
13  Chennai, India  46.96 
14  Shanghai, China   49.13 
15  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  41.87  
16  Hyderabad, India  44.11 
17  Dubai, United Arab Emirates  39.61 
18  Beijing, China   44.11 
19  Pune, India   43.27 
20  Gurgaon, India   38.87 

 Europe 

Rank  City  Time Index (In Minutes) 
1  Moscow, Russia  52.52 
2  Saint Petersburg, Russia   48.60 
3  Rome, Italy   44.90 
4  Novosibirsk, Russia   43.49 
5  Manchester, United Kingdom   42.52 
6  London, United Kingdom  46.66 
7  Bucharest, Romania   42.18 
8  Kiev, Ukraine   42.17 
9  Antwerp, Belgium   37.42 
10  Paris, France   41.60 
11  Dublin, Ireland   39.06 
12  Cologne, Germany   37.32 
13  Odessa, Ukraine   36.10 
14  Athens, Greece   37.19 
15  Glasgow, United Kingdom   34.54  
16  Birmingham, United Kingdom   36.28 
17  Lisbon, Portugal  35.34 
18  Budapest, Hungary   38.33 
19  Madrid, Spain   34.67 
20  Kharkiv, Ukraine   38.18 

Source: https://www.numbeo.com/traffic/rankings.jsp 

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