Drivers in Istanbul, Turkey encounter the second worst congestion, with at least 32,520 jams. And Mexico City, Mexico, comes in third, with 30,840 jams a year.
As for the fastest-moving cities, Tampere, Finland takes the lead with just 6,240 stop-starts, while Rotterdam, Netherlands, where everyone rides bicycles anyway, gets jammed up a mere 6,360 times a year. Bratislava, Slovakia, and Abu Dhabi, UAE, are tied in third place with 6,840 jams apiece.
In the US, traffic's predictably awful in Los Angeles and New York (of course it is), the only two American cities to make the list! Though it might surprise you to learn that NYC -- where there are approx. 16,320 stop-starts a year -- is almost twice as congested as LA, which has a paltry 9,360 stop-starts in comparison.
So next time you're stuck in a jam, just remember drivers in other cities have it worse. Although that's really no comfort if you have to pee and won't reach a rest stop for 15 minutes. The 10 worst:
10. Buenos Aires, Argentina - 23,760
9. Guadalajara, Mexico - 24,840
8. Bangkok, Thailand - 27,480
7. Rome, Italy - 28,680
6. Moscow, Russia - 28,680
5. St. Petersburg, Russia - 29,040
4. Surabaya, Indonesia - 29,880
3. Mexico City, Mexico - 30,840
2. Istanbul, Turkey - 32,520
1. Jakarta, Indonesia - 33,240
And here are the 10 best cities for traffic:
10. Kosice, Slovakia - 7,440
9. Copenhagen, Denmark - 7,440
8. Brno, Czech Republic - 7,320
7. Porto, Portugal - 7,200
6. Antwerp, Belgium - 7,080
5. Brisbane, Australia - 6,960
3. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 6,840
3. Bratislava, Slovakia - 6,840
2. Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 6,360
1. Tampere, Finland - 6,240
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.