The main reason is the long distances that exist between the homes of the vast majority of Argentines and their workplaces.
11/21/2022 – 12:54 p.m.
According to National Survey of Time Use prepared by the Institute National Statistics and Censuses (Indec), most Argentines use more than one day per month just to commute to their places of employment.
The study looked at the times destined by the Argentines to work, travel, perform care tasks, clean and perform leisure activities. The average times show differences depending on the regions of the country where people live.
For example, Greater Buenos Aires has the highest average time: 1:35 hours per day just for the trip to and from work, which represents 31.64 hours per month.
In the Pampas region they allocate 1:01 h per day; in the Northwest and in Whose, 1:03 a.m. (20 hours per month); in the northeast, 1:12 h per day (24 hours per month); while the Patagonia has the shortest average time, with 59 minutes per day or 19.64 hours per month.
If calculated annually, Argentines spend between 9 and 16 days just commuting to work and returning home, depending on the geographical area of the country in which they reside.
The reasons, according to INDEC, are the long distances that exist between the homes of the vast majority of Argentines and their workplaces, in addition to the lack of connectivity and transportation problems, in others.
This is the time that Argentines spend traveling to work
And how long does it take in other big cities of the world?
According to data from the transport app Moovit, In most of the world’s big capitals, citizens need an hour or more to get to work and back home..
In Madrid (Spain), an average of 62 minutes a day is spent for this purpose. In Paris (France), it rises to 64 minutes, while in Lisbon (Portugal) it is 59 minutes. In London (England), they have the highest average in Europe, with 84 minutes a day.
Regarding the American countries, in Mexico City they have an average daily time of 88 minutes; in Toronto (Canada), 96 minutes; and in New York (United States), 87 minutes.