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Mexico City

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Mexico City

Mexico City has been a boomtown since the 1968 Olympic Games. In just four decades the population has gone from 5 to 22 million people. Set in a valley and intertwined with an inadequate road system, the city has a topography similar to L.A.’s and presents similar pollution and traffic issues. Respondents to a survey done by IBM (a poll of 8,192 people in 20 major cities worldwide) rated Mexico City 99 out of 100 as having the world’s most painful commute. Instead, take the Metro; it carries five million people a day—as many as New York’s subway—and has special carriages for women.

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