Albuquerque vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Albuquerque Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1617
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3929
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$919
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$1707
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$480
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$88.4
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4740
$770
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
27
28
😀 Quality of life
81
61
🏙️ Population
565K
1.96M

The cost of living in Albuquerque is 77% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 2398th and 5672nd ($1617 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1980th and 4th in the United States and Mexico, respectively. Check the United States vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.9 months in Albuquerque compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Albuquerque ranked 79th best city to live in the United States vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 307th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Albuquerque Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.1
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.46
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$991
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$695
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1805
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1411
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$155
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$62.1
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.39%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3189
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1681
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.01
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.6
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.7
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.97
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.83
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.49
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.47
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.08
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.28
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.43
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.93
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.8
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.52
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.03
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.08
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.73
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.3
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.77
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.3
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$91.5
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$14.3
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.1
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.1
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$650
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13648
$3578

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197 km or 123 mi Gallup
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230 km or 143 mi Farmington
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254 km or 158 mi Alamogordo
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272 km or 169 mi Roswell
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311 km or 193 mi Las Cruces
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321 km or 200 mi Clovis
$1876
373 km or 232 mi Carlsbad
$1661
374 km or 232 mi El Paso
$1399
376 km or 233 mi Ciudad Juarez
$804
388 km or 241 mi Socorro
$1941
393 km or 244 mi Pueblo
$1802
418 km or 259 mi Hobbs
$1962
433 km or 269 mi Fountain
$1939
434 km or 270 mi Amarillo
$1363
437 km or 272 mi Security-Widefield
$1947
447 km or 278 mi Colorado Springs
$2033
456 km or 283 mi Flagstaff
$2255
460 km or 286 mi Plainview
$1944
467 km or 290 mi Lubbock
$1538
472 km or 293 mi Grand Junction
$1690
491 km or 305 mi Apache Junction
$1943
496 km or 308 mi Florence
$1946
498 km or 310 mi Castle Rock
$1941
498 km or 310 mi Fountain Hills
$1944
502 km or 312 mi Agua Prieta
$630
502 km or 312 mi Oro Valley
$1944
505 km or 314 mi Queen Creek
$2174
510 km or 317 mi Casas Adobes
$1938
512 km or 318 mi Tucson
$1689
513 km or 319 mi Highlands Ranch
$2455
514 km or 320 mi Gilbert
$1929
515 km or 320 mi Mesa
$2114
516 km or 320 mi Marana
$1941
516 km or 321 mi Parker
$1947
520 km or 323 mi Littleton
$1551
520 km or 323 mi Scottsdale
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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.5 mi Imperial Beach
$1939
11 km or 6.9 mi Chula Vista
$2696
15 km or 9.5 mi Las Delicias
$627
18 km or 11 mi National
$1939
21 km or 13 mi Rosarito Beach
$629
22 km or 14 mi Coronado
$1938
23 km or 15 mi Lemon Grove
$1945
24 km or 15 mi San Diego
$2797
27 km or 17 mi La Mesa
$2115
30 km or 19 mi El Cajon
$2038
38 km or 24 mi Santee
$1938
42 km or 26 mi La Jolla
$1946
48 km or 30 mi Poway
$1943
62 km or 38 mi Encinitas
$3096
66 km or 41 mi Escondido
$2829
69 km or 43 mi San Marcos
$1949
76 km or 47 mi Carlsbad
$2836
77 km or 48 mi Vista
$2327
81 km or 50 mi Oceanside
$2661
84 km or 52 mi Ensenada
$632
96 km or 59 mi Fallbrook
$1973
109 km or 67 mi Temecula
$2943
115 km or 72 mi San Clemente
$2454
117 km or 73 mi Murrieta
$2469
119 km or 74 mi French Valley
$1947
121 km or 75 mi Wildomar
$1942
122 km or 76 mi Dana Point
$1950
123 km or 77 mi San Juan Capistrano
$1946
128 km or 80 mi Laguna Niguel
$2819
128 km or 80 mi Menifee
$2200
131 km or 82 mi Laguna Beach
$1934
131 km or 82 mi Lake Elsinore
$1916
134 km or 83 mi Mission Viejo
$2087
135 km or 84 mi Rancho Santa Margarita
$2491
135 km or 84 mi Laguna Hills
$1934
135 km or 84 mi Hemet
$2225
138 km or 86 mi Aliso Viejo
$1980
138 km or 86 mi Lake Forest
$2334
139 km or 87 mi El Centro
$1725
140 km or 87 mi San Jacinto
$1952