Sydney was the only Australian city to feature in the top 20 worst cities in the world. At rank 17 it appears – as you’d expect – behind the Asian megacities like Bangkok (2), Shanghai (8) and Beijing (15) with a lower percentage of earnings lost.
" The largest, most populous cities in the world continue to grow and businesses (and staff) are paying the price."
Matt Nicol, BlueNotes contributing editor
However, once the value of the average salary for workers in Sydney has been factored in Sydney’s congestion clogs the economic highway worse than anywhere; the Harbor City’s morning malaise cost workers more than $A3,300 each on average in 2015. The time translates to the equivalent of three working weeks according to research from Global Positioning Specialists.