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 Subject: Average time spent waiting Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information Asked by: diana07-ga List Price: \$50.00 Posted: 29 Jan 2006 14:53 PST Expires: 28 Feb 2006 14:53 PST Question ID: 439013
 ```Hi, I'm eager to know how much time (on average) people spend every day waiting (for transportation, in shops, for the doctor, in pubs, ...). I'm interested in results for US or Europe. Many thanks```
 ```Hello Diana07, On average a person spends an estimated 45 to 62 minutes waiting everyday. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 45 minutes a day ?Everyday you waste time. Whether it?s filling up a tank of gas, waiting for an elevator, or waiting to download a program- we waste minutes. The average human wastes about 45 minutes a day in addition to any free time they have.? Wikibooks http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_to_learn_a_language --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 62 minutes a day. The below paragraph states: ?in 70 years, the average person spends at least 3 years waiting.? I calculated that those 3 years would be approximately 4.3% of time spent waiting or 62 minutes a day. Excerpt: ?Waiting, an inevitable and even necessary aspect of human life is not something that most of us relish. We wait in lines: in order to purchase groceries; to be served at popular restaurants; to be attended to in a bank; at stop signs and traffic signals; at amusement parts; to see a play or film. We must also wait for flowers to grow and bloom; for babies to be born; for wounds to heal; for bread to rise and cheese to age; for children to mature; for friends to call; for love to deepen. Statisticians have estimated that in a lifetime of 70 years, the average person spends at least three years waiting!? The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company http://www.nationalcatholicreporter.org/sanchez/locked/cyclea/adventa/advent295a.htm --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Five years of life waiting ?If the average American spends five years of life waiting for things ? what can you do to make those five years more productive or fewer? Use a mobile computer so you can be making notes or working while waiting in line or for the doctor. I like to take along some of the business magazines I receive and flip through the articles while waiting.!? Women Owned: "Getting the Most out of Each Day? http://www.womanowned.com/Growing/Manage/Time.aspx ============================================== Additional information that might interest you ============================================== According Wireless internet service provider BT Openzone, British business travellers spend 689,000 hours a month waiting in airports, with most spending an average of two to three hours each month doing so. Times Online March 30, 2005 http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11250-1547742,00.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------- According to efficiency experts, the average computer user spends 9 minutes every day waiting for files and web screens to download. Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1931686025/203-8067617-5165550 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ?A recent survey found that state social workers waste an average of 12 hours a month waiting for overbooked courtrooms.? Seattle Times Special Report http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002663091_mikeandliz04m.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ?Americans now spend approximately fifteen minutes a day waiting in traffic.? http://www.fairness.com/resources/one?resource_id=4379 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Search criteria: waiting time daily statistics person " * minutes" spends waiting time person * minutes * day waiting average American spends hours OR minutes waiting " time spent waiting " "30..180 minutes" UK OR U.S. "hours a month waiting" "minutes * day waiting" I hope the information provided is helpful! Best regards, Bobbie7``` Request for Answer Clarification by diana07-ga on 30 Jan 2006 15:57 PST ```Hi Bobbie7, Many thanks for these great results! The 45 to 62 minutes waiting time is the only information more based on the personal estimations from the authors. Do you believe there's a chance to find more scientific or statistic answers on this topic? Best regards, Diana07``` Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 30 Jan 2006 16:50 PST ```Dear Diana07, Thank you for your clarification. I searched for hours yesterday trying to locate hard data and studies regarding the average time people spend waiting. I posted everything I uncovered. In any case, I will do additional research and if I find more information I will post it here. Sincerely, Bobbie7```
 diana07-ga rated this answer: and gave an additional tip of: \$10.00 `Very professional and helpful research :o)`
 ```Dear Diana07, Thank you very much for the five stars and nice tip! I have not located any additional figures yet but if I do I will let you know. Sincerely, Bobbie7```