Mexico City tops list of worst commutes
Friday 09 September 2011
Mexico City has topped a list of the most 'painful' places in the world to commute, released this week by IBM.
The city topped 15 places surveyed as part of the Commuter Pain Index, which ranks the emotional and economic toll of the daily commute in the world's most economically important places.
Mexico City led Chinese cities Shenzen and Beijing, which tied in second place, by some 13 points.
The Canadian city of Montreal had the lowest score, followed cloest by London - a surprisingly low score for a city often referred to as 'the big smoke'.
Cities, ranked by Commuter Pain score
1. Mexico City 108
2. Shenzhen 95
3. Beijing 95
4. Nairobi 88
5. Johannesburg 83
6. Bangalore 75
7. New Delhi 72
9. Moscow 65
10. Milan 53
11. Singapore 44
12. Buenos Aires 42
13. Los Angeles 34
14. Paris 31
15. Madrid 28
16. New York City 28
17. Toronto 27
18. Stockholm 26
19. Chicago 25
20. London 23
21. Montreal 21
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