Top 20 cities with the worst traffic

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is costing Americans in metro cities almost a week’s worth of vacation time.

Congestion last year was up five hours on average, with drivers in America’s 10 Worst Traffic Cities wasting an average of 47 hours in traffic compared to 42 in 2012, according to a traffic congestion report card by INRIX, a data company that looks at traffic services.

Cities experienced an increase in congestion also were at or above the national average in employment growth.

Here’s a look the worst 20 metro cities for traffic and the average total hours wasted:

1. Los Angeles (64 hours)

2. Honolulu (60 hours)

3. San Francisco (56 hours)

4. Austin (41 hours)

5. New York (53 hours)

6. Bridgeport (42 hours)

7. San Jose (35 hours)

8. Seattle (37 hours)

9. Boston (38 hours)

10. Washington, D.C. (40 hours)

11. Miami (30 hours)

12. Chicago (34  hours)

13. Portland (26 hours)

14. Philadelphia (29 hours)

15. San Diego (24 hours)

16. Minneapolis (24 hours)

17. Houston (27 hours)

18. Baltimore (27 hours)

19. Denver (23 hours)

20. Tampa (21 hours)

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