To come up with the database and ranking, INRIX analysts examined congestion in 1,064 cities in 38 countries and calculated the percentage of time drivers spent in congestion at different times of the day and week using federal data.
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According to an INRIX press release, cities were ranked by the time the average commuter spent in congestion at the busiest time of day.
The most congested country, according to the Global Traffic Scorecard, is Thailand, with the typical commuter spending nearly 61 hours in traffic each year in peak congestion.
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Though the U.S. came in fourth globally, five American cities rounded out the top 10 most congested cities in the world with Los Angeles, California, leading them all.
Here are the top 10 most congested cities in the world and their average hours spent in congestion, according to INRIX’s 2016 list:
- Los Angeles, California (104.1)
- Moscow, Russia (91.4)
- New York, New York (89.4)
- San Francisco, California (82.6)
- Bogota, Colombia (79.8)
- Sao Paulo, Brazil (77.2)
- London, England (73.4)
- Atlanta, Georgia (70.8)
- Paris, France (65.3)
- Miami, Florida (64.8)
Learn more about INRIX’s 2016 Global Traffic Scorecard and its methodology.