The average US commuter spends 42 hours stuck in traffic a year, according to a report by the Texas Transportation Institute.
But naturally some cities are worse than others when it comes to commuting. TomTom, a navigation and mapping company, ranked which US cities have the most traffic congestion in its 2017 Traffic Index.
After collecting data over a nine-year time span, TomTom measured the extra travel time experienced by drivers over an entire year. TomTom assessed 189 cities overall and gave each a congestion score out of 100.
Here are the most congested cities in the US:
10. Boston received a score of 28%, a 3% increase from the year prior.
- AP/Elise Amendola
9. Washington D.C. barely edged out Boston with a score of 29%, a 3% increase from the year prior.
- AP/Jacquelyn Martin, File
8. Honolulu received a score of 29%. That’s the same as Boston, but Honolulu has more congestion in the morning. Honolulu’s traffic score was the same as the year prior.
- AP/Eugene Tanner
7. Portland also received a traffic score of 29% overall, a 3% increase from the year prior. But Portland has a much higher concentration of traffic in the afternoon than Boston or Honolulu.
- AP/ Don Ryan
6. Miami received a score of 30%, a 2% increase from the year prior.
- AP/Alan Diaz
5. San Jose got a traffic score of 32%, a 2% increase from 2016.
- AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez
4. Seattle received a traffic score of 34%, a 3% increase from the year prior.
- AP/Ted S. Warren
3. New York actually barely edges out San Jose with a traffic score of 35%, a 2% increase from last year.
- AP/Mary Altaffer
2. San Francisco has a high traffic score at 39%, a 3% increase from 2016.
- AP/Eric Risberg
1. But it’s probably no surprise that Los Angeles is the most congested city at 45%, a 4% increase from last year.
- AP/Eric Risberg