The Philippines ranks 5th on list of countries in the world with the worst traffic
At least we're not number one, right?
(SPOT.ph) The Philippines has made it on the list of the top five countries in the world with the worst traffic, according to Numbeo.com, a Serbian-based private research firm, who released their traffic index mid-year report for 2015.
According to the website, traffic index is "a composite index of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, CO2 consumption estimation in traffic, and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system." It compares average commuting time, commuting dissatisfaction, traffic inefficiencies, and carbon dioxide emissions.
This isn't the first time the country made it onto the list. In January 2015, Numbeo.com ranked the Philippines in 9th place.
The most recent list ranks Egypt at the top spot (from its runner-up finish in January), followed by South Africa, Thailand, and Iran.
Heavy congestion in the Metro results in economic repercussions, costing as much as P2.4 billion daily, which is expected to rise up to P6 billion by 2030. The MMDA has also said that the traffic doesn’t look like it will improve much in the next 15 years.