Want to feel better about your own commute?
If so, then check out IBM’s 2011 Survey of Commuter Pain. Researchers interviewed more than eight thousand commuters in twenty cities on six continents to get the details about their daily drive to work. Results were compiled and compared, ranking these cities from best to worst in terms of how painful it is to commute to a job.
Of the 20 cities in the survey, Mexico City was ranked as the most painful city for a daily commute. The highest ranking USA city was Los Angeles, but the survey also included New York City and Chicago.
“Commuter pain” on this survey is a combination of hours spent in traffic, gas prices, and stress felt by drivers. This is the fourth year that IBM has conducted the survey.