Traffic crawls along the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif., in September 2009. (Eric Risberg/AP/FILE)
5. San Francisco
Yearly delay: 49 hours
Cost per driver: $1,112
In 1982, congestion cost the average US commuter an extra $351 in fuel and time, adjusted for inflation. In 2009, that number was $808. The average San Francisco driver lost about 39 gallons of fuel due to congestion.