Worst Cities in the World in Terms of Traffic

New York and Los Angeles are notorious for congestion, but several other cities around the world are just as bad (or worse). Recently released figures show how much traffic is in major cities around the world. If you’re planning a big move, you’ll need to look into this tool to see what your own commute might look like.

TomTom has partnered with traffic data provider Inrix to release an index and scorecard that breaks down traffic statistics for cities around the world. Here are the ten US cities with the worst traffic flows, as well as the average number of hours passengers spent in traffic jams last year.

  1. Los Angeles, California: 81
  2. Washington DC: 75
  3. San Francisco, California: 75
  4. Houston, TX: 74
  5. New York, NY: 73
  6. Seattle, Washington: 66
  7. Boston, Massachusetts: 64
  8. Chicago, Illinois: 60
  9. Atlanta, Georgia: 59
  10. Honolulu, Hawaii: 49

What’s more, TomTom has a tool that lets you see what traffic looks like in nearly 200 other cities, and you can sort by population, country and peak travel time. Overall, however, the above screenshot shows the top ten cities in the world with the worst traffic flows.

It’s interesting to see how different cities compare, but it’s also useful information if you’re planning to visit these cities or thinking about moving. You can consider transit options. Explore the data yourself using the links below.

TomTom Traffic Index | TomTom Through Activity Time


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