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Budapest Drivers Spent 162 Hours in Traffic in 2018

Ábrahám Vass 2020.01.22.

In 2018, Budapest drivers have spent 162 hours in traffic on average, meaning that the Hungarian capital is the 30th most impacted place traffic jam-wise in the world, on a list compiled by mobility and transportation analyst company Inrix.

Inrix’s list includes 220 cities in 38 countries. In comparison to 2017, Budapest shows a deteriorating tendency, with the Hungarian capital “slipping back” from 37th place.

In the region, only Warsaw can be found “behind” Budapest (28th), while Vienna is 42nd and Ljubljana is 176th. Other nearby cities, for example, Bucharest and Belgrade are not listed.

Overall, Bogotá (Colombia) drivers spent the most in traffic (272 hours), followed by Rome’s (254 hours) and Dublin’s (246 hours) drivers.

Budapest Plans Introducing Congestion Charge, Diesel Car Ban

What is more, in 2018, Boston (US), London, and Washington DC motorists paid the highest congestion charges on average, all above 2000 USD per year.

featured image via MTI/Zoltán Mihádák