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TomTom traffic index

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economic curve.

As the global economy shifts and recession looms large, TomTom Traffic Index offers an insightful look into the implications of rising fuel costs on our mobility. From truck deliveries to driving an EV to the cost of congestion, Traffic Index provides powerful data insights that allow businesses, cities and individuals to make informed decisions.

Take a look at the trends around EV usage. Scan through the numbers for emissions. Find out the city rankings for travel time. Our data takes you across cities, countries and continents. ​

2022 highlights

See how developments throughout the year impacted mobility in cities and countries around the world.

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How much did it cost for shipments to reach cities in 2022?

An 18-tonne truck on a city highway cost:


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How much time did we spend driving per day?

Ease of travel has a big impact on our quality of life. See how much extra time it took in a day to travel during rush hour.

Travel time logoRush-hour travel time vs optimal travel time

On an average weekday, how did driving during rush hour compare to driving during the optimal travel time (when traffic was at its lowest)?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Travel during rush hour
One-way commute

How expensive was it to drive in 2022?

A lot of factors contribute to travel cost, from fuel wasted in traffic jams to road layout. See how much it cost to drive in places throughout Europe and the United States.

How far did 1 EUR take you in selected countries?


The most expensive cities in Europe and the US to drive through in 2022

When it comes to fuel consumption, traffic jams play a big role. See how much rush-hour congestion cost you last year.

One-way commute

Money spent on fuel Money lost to congestion

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United States

How did daily travel affect CO2 emissions?

Ever wonder about the impact you drive has on the environment, or what you can do to offset it?
How many kg of CO2 were emitted during rush hour per year across different cities?
One-way commute

820 kg
905 kg
952 kg
1133 kg
905 kg
919 kg
1092 kg
San Francisco
893 kg
859 kg

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More kg of CO2


Annual amount of CO2 emitted by a petrol vehicle:
1133 kg

Additional emissions due to traffic:

282 kg

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To offset 1133 kg of CO2 emissions, 113 trees would need to grow for a year

Additional emissions due to traffic:

282 kg

Emission distribution during the day
When and where were greenhouse gases and pollutants emitted in cities?
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Four cost-effective travel tips

With volatile fuel prices and a return to pre-lockdown traffic levels, getting around is more costly than ever. We’ve compiled some insights below to help you save both time and money.
Travel at different times
Travel at different times
If it’s possible, try and travel outside of rush hour. By leaving earlier or waiting until later, you’ll spend less time idling in queues.
Run errands all at once
Run errands all at once
Rather than making two or more separate trips throughout the day, try to do everything in a single journey.
Wait with your engine off
Wait with your engine off
Idling burns through fuel – so if you find yourself waiting for at least a minute, it’s worth switching off your engine.
Drive mindfully
Drive mindfully
Did you know that it’s cost effective to stick to speed limits? In fact, at higher speeds, a 10 mph increase can use up to 25% more fuel.

Traffic Index insights: Evolving fleet tech for greater efficiency in 2023

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