If Sartre was right that "Hell is other people," had he been from New Jersey he may have written, “Hell is other people in cars.”

New Jersey has the worst commutes in the United State. A study from CoPilot research confirms this.

Further, the INRIX global traffic scorecard shows we are in the fifth worst traffic region on the planet.

Think about this. Breaking down the numbers shows in both 2021 and 2022, Garden State commuters spent the equivalent of three entire work weeks just sitting still in jammed traffic.

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I’m tired just knowing this.

Does what town you live in make a difference? You bet it does. Based on census data, below is a ranking of the 25 cities in New Jersey that have the longest commutes. You may be as surprised as I am by some of this.

Example. Rahway, where I grew up, is at #8. I would have thought there were enough good jobs nearby to account for shorter commutes, especially with so much public transportation in that area.

Then there’s Linden right next door where my mom and stepfather live. Linden ranks #3 for worst commutes. The average commute is 34.9 minutes, or 69.8 minutes per day. That’s over 5 hours of driving per week. Or 32 full 8 hour workdays per year just being in your car. Yikes.

And the number one is even worse of course. Take a look to see if your town made New Jersey’s commute from hell list.

LOOK: Cities With the Worst Commute in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the cities with the worst commutes in New Jersey using data from the Census Bureau.

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