Mexico City the Most Traffic Congested Place on Earth

Mexico City has been named the most traffic-congested city on the planet in a new study by satellite navigation provider TomTom.

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Mexico City has been named the most traffic-congested city on the planet in a new study by satellite navigation provider TomTom.

Produced using data from 2016, The TomTom Traffic Index looks at the traffic congestion situation in 390 cities in 48 countries on six continents.

Congestion is up globally by 10% over 2015, but North and South America showed congestion levels up across the board.

Drivers in the Mexican capital can expect to add an average of 66% to the normal travel time. Rio de Janeiro is the only other Latin American country in the top ten at 47% (rank 8).

Other cities in North and South America with bad traffic are Los Angeles (45%), Santiago (43%), Buenos Aires (42%), Salvador (40%), San Francisco (39%), and Vancouver (39%).

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