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The Top 10 Most Congested Cities in the World: Toronto Made the List

People in traffic at sunset

There’s not much that’s worse than being stuck in a traffic jam on a busy morning or on your way home from work – and, unfortunately for commuters, some cities in the world are a little more prone to traffic than others.

Analytics company Inrix has released their Global Traffic Scorecard, as reported by Time Out, which looks at how many hours car drivers spend in traffic in a given year alongside how much money they spend on fuel. The list ranks the worst cities in the world for congestion, and one Canadian city made it into the top 10.

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Which Canadian city is one of the 10 most congested cities in the world?

According to the study, Toronto clocked in at the number seven on the list of the most congested cities in the world.

On average, Toronto commuters lost a whopping 118 hours to traffic in 2022 – time that could have been spent with loved ones at a restaurant or a cool hidden speakeasy.

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Which city is the most congested city in the world?

In a not-so-shocking turn-of-events, London, England was the worst when it comes to congestion. Londoners lose an average of 156 hours of their lives every year to traffic, which ends up costing drivers around £1,377 ($1,669 USD) per year. The annual cost of fuel for a London commuter’s vehicle rose by over £212 this year.

Chicago and Paris rounded out the top three, with Chicago drivers spending an average of 155 hours in traffic each year, and Parisians spending 138 hours in congestion.

Check out the full list of the top 10 most congested cities in the world below, or find your city on Inrix’s full Global Traffic Scorecard here.

The top 10 most congested cities in the world

  1. London, UK
  2. Chicago, USA
  3. Paris, France
  4. Boston, USA
  5. New York City, USA
  6. Bogota, Colombia
  7. Toronto, Canada
  8. Miami, USA
  9. Palermo, Italy
  10. Monterrey, Mexico

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