Numbeo, a crowdsourced global database and multinational research firm, has published its Traffic Index for Country 2015 which placed the Philippines among the top ten countries in the world with the worst traffic conditions.
According to Numbeo’s report, the Philippines has a Traffic Index of 202.31 which puts the country in 9th place worldwide. The report also shows the Philippines with a Time Index (in minutes) of 45.50 and an Inefficiency Index of 217.82. See table below. (click for a larger image)
In the explanation of indices, Traffic Index refers to the “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.” Time Index is “an average one way time needed to transport, in minutes.” While Inefficiency Index “is an estimation of inefficiencies in the traffic, with high inefficiencies it assumes driving, long commute times, etc.”
GMA Network sought the comment of Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino about Numbeo’s report. Tolentino said that the report must also be viewed as “an indication of the country’s growing economy and population.” Although he admitted that it “affirms the country’s dire need for a more efficient transport system and the decentralization of Metro Manila.”