TomTom Traffic Index 2017: Mexico City Retains Crown of ‘Most Traffic Congested City’ in World

Global Traffic Congestion at All Time High* – But Differences between Continents

AMSTERDAM — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 20, 2017 — TomTom ( TOM2) today released the results of the TomTom Traffic Index 2017, the annual report detailing the cities around the world with the most traffic congestion. Mexico City once again takes the top spot with drivers in the Mexican capital expecting to spend an average of 66% extra travel time stuck in traffic anytime of the day (7% percentage points up on last year), and up to 101% in the evening peak periods versus a free flow, or uncongested, situation – adding up to 227** hours of extra travel time per year.

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TomTom today released the results of the TomTom Traffic Index 2017, the annual report detailing the  ...

TomTom today released the results of the TomTom Traffic Index 2017, the annual report detailing the cities around the world with the most traffic congestion. Mexico City once again takes the top spot with drivers in the Mexican capital expecting to spend an average of 66% extra travel time stuck in traffic anytime of the day. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Next in the global rankings are Bangkok (61%), Jakarta (58%), Chongqing (52%) and Bucharest (50%), making up the top five most congested cities in the world.

Ranking of the most congested cities Globally in 2016 (Overall daily congestion level – extra travel time – population over 800,000):

1   Mexico City   66%       6   Istanbul   49%
2 Bangkok 61% 7 Chengdu 47%
3 Jakarta 58% 8 Rio de Janeiro 47%
4 Chongqing 52% 9 Tainan 46%
5 Bucharest 50% 10 Beijing 46%

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