Thailand, Philippines among countries with worst traffic globally

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Thailand and the Philippines are among the top 5 countries globally with the worst traffic conditions, according to a new ranking by online database Numbeo. The methodology of the ranking is based on a comparison of indices of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, carbon dioxide consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system.

While Thailand ranks high in inefficiency of its traffic system and high carbon dioxide emissions, the worst of Philippine traffic is time wasted on congested roads. Looking just at Asia, Thailand tops the ranking ahead of Iran, the Philippines, Turkey, India and Indonesia.

According to another study, conducted by British motor oil company Castrol earlier this year, Bangkok is ranked among the top 10 cities having the worst traffic, with around 36 per cent of an average driver’s travel time spent in idling mode. The Castrol list is topped by Jakarta seen as having the worst city traffic globally.

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In the Philippines, things seem to have deteriorated. In Numbeo’s last report published in January, the Philippines placed fourth among Asian countries and ninth in the world.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) itself said the traffic situation in the Philippine capital is expected to get worse in the next 15 years, which is actually hard to imagine. However, the government’s “Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and its Surrounding Areas” will be implemented until 2030, according to the MMDA.

Worldwide, Egypt topped the worst traffic list, followed by South Africa, Thailand, Iran, the Philippines, Turkey, Russia, India, Brazil and Argentina. Of the 59 countries surveyed, Austria had the best traffic conditions, followed by Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Korea and Switzerland.

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Numbeo’s mid-year 2015 global worst traffic conditions list
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Traffic jam in Bangkok

Thailand and the Philippines are among the top 5 countries globally with the worst traffic conditions, according to a new ranking by online database Numbeo. The methodology of the ranking is based on a comparison of indices of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, carbon dioxide consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system.

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Traffic jam in Bangkok

Thailand and the Philippines are among the top 5 countries globally with the worst traffic conditions, according to a new ranking by online database Numbeo. The methodology of the ranking is based on a comparison of indices of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, carbon dioxide consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system.

While Thailand ranks high in inefficiency of its traffic system and high carbon dioxide emissions, the worst of Philippine traffic is time wasted on congested roads. Looking just at Asia, Thailand tops the ranking ahead of Iran, the Philippines, Turkey, India and Indonesia.

According to another study, conducted by British motor oil company Castrol earlier this year, Bangkok is ranked among the top 10 cities having the worst traffic, with around 36 per cent of an average driver’s travel time spent in idling mode. The Castrol list is topped by Jakarta seen as having the worst city traffic globally.

traffic diagram
Click to enlarge

In the Philippines, things seem to have deteriorated. In Numbeo’s last report published in January, the Philippines placed fourth among Asian countries and ninth in the world.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) itself said the traffic situation in the Philippine capital is expected to get worse in the next 15 years, which is actually hard to imagine. However, the government’s “Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and its Surrounding Areas” will be implemented until 2030, according to the MMDA.

Worldwide, Egypt topped the worst traffic list, followed by South Africa, Thailand, Iran, the Philippines, Turkey, Russia, India, Brazil and Argentina. Of the 59 countries surveyed, Austria had the best traffic conditions, followed by Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Korea and Switzerland.

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Numbeo’s mid-year 2015 global worst traffic conditions list
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