The 15 cities with the longest commutes in the world

If you don’t like spending time in the car, you’re going to want to avoid Manila.

The Philippine capital tops the list of cities with the longest average commute, according to data from Waze, the Google-owned navigation app.

Other cities with long average commutes on that are on Waze’s list are London, Jakarta, Milan, and the San Francisco Bay area.

Nearly half of the cities on the list are in the US. In addition to the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles also have long average commutes, according to Waze.

Last year, the typical American rush hour commuter spent 42 hours per year stuck in traffic, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard from INRIX and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. That’s more than one work week per year stuck in traffic.

Waze is different than other navigation apps in that it crowd sources information from its large user base. Drivers and passengers report to Waze where there are accidents, incidents, traffic, and even police officers.

Google bought Waze in 2013 for just over $US1 billion and has since incorporated some of the crowd sourced information into Google Maps.

Here’s the ranking, and average commute, in minutes, according to Waze:

  1. Manila (45.5)
  2. London (41.2)
  3. Jakarta (42.1)
  4. Milan (40)
  5. San Francisco Bay, CA (39.4)
  6. New York City (38.7)
  7. Rio (38.4)
  8. Rome (37.7)
  9. Boston, MA (37.5)
  10. Amsterdam (37.5)
  11. Paris (37)
  12. Chicago, IL (36.1)
  13. Los Angeles, CA (35.9)
  14. Washington, DC (35.6)
  15. Atlanta, GA (34.1)

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