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Making It in San Diego: San Diegans lost dozens of hours in 2018 due to traffic congestion

Posted at 7:18 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 22:23:00-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diegans each lost dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars in 2018 due to traffic congestion, according to a new report from Inrix.

According to the report, San Diego ranked as the 184th most congested city in the world.

In the United States, San Diego is the 40th most congested city, the report shows.

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The average San Diegan spent an average of 56 hours in congestion in 2018.

So what does it all cost? According to the report, San Diegans spent an average of $781 per driver due to congestion.

Those numbers may seem hopeless, but San Diego is far from the worst Southern California city for congestion.

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Taking the top spot is Los Angeles. Drivers there lost about 128 hours in 2018 due to traffic congestion.

Drivers in LA also lost money. The congestion costs drivers about $1,788. “Americans lost on average $1,348 ($87B in total) in congestion,” the report states.

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Worldwide, residents in Boston experienced the highest cost for congestion at $2,291 and people in London lost the most time in traffic at 227 hours in 2018.