A study by confused.com analysed global countries on factors such as adequate access to public transport and transport prices to reveal the world’s most car-dependent countries.
Here are the world’s most car-dependent countries:
|Rank||Country||Efficiency of public transport services /7||Adequate access to public transport /7||Transport price index (100 = world average)||Average taxi fare (20 mins)||Overall score /10|
The country on this list that relies the most on cars to get around is New Zealand, with a score of 8.48 out of 10. The nation is the most reliant on cars for 2 separate factors: both its efficiency and access to public transport. This may be because transport funding in New Zealand is heavily skewed towards road projects rather than public transport.
Further Study Insights:
- The country with the most expensive public transport is Denmark.
- Taxis are most expensive in Switzerland, at a price of $47.91 for a 20-minute journey.
- Canada has the least used rail transport, with 45 passengers per capita.
You can view the full research here.