Top 10: Cities with the worst traffic in the world

Sam Bisby

By: Sam Bisby

TomTom - the well-known maker of navigation and GPS systems - has gathered data from users around the world to create an index of traffic that shows congestion in urban areas. It measures the travel times throughout the day and during the peak periods and compares them with travel times during non-congested periods.

The difference is that expressed as a total average percentage increase in travel time. All of the data is based on actual GPS based measurements. If you live in any of these cities, you may or may not be surprised to find out how much time you spend in your car thanks to traffic.

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10. Dublin

Delay per hour drive in peak period: 43 minutes.

Delay per year with a 30 minute commute: 96 hours.

9. Los Angeles

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 39 minutes

Delay per year with a 30 minute commute: 90 hours

8. Rome

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 40 minutes

Delay per year with a 30 minute commute: 92 hours

7. Warsaw

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 43 minutes

Delay per year with a 30 minute commute: 96 hours

6. Palermo, Italy

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 37 minutes

Delay per year with a 30 minute commute: 87 hours

5. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 48 minutes

Delay per year with a 30 minute commute: 102 hours

4. Mexico City

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 53 minutes

Delay per year with a 30 minute commute: 107 hours

3. Rio de Janeiro

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 59 minutes

Delay per year with 30 minute commute: 114 hours

2. Istanbul

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 66 minutes

Delay per year with 30 minute commute: 120 hours

1. Moscow

Delay per hour driven in peak period: 76 minutes

Delay per year with a 30-minute commute: 128 hours.