Beijing vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Beijing Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1281
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3697
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$754
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$1676
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$293
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$119
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1317
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
100
28
😀 Quality of life
75
61
🏙️ Population
21.9M
1.96M

The cost of living in Beijing is 40% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 3239th and 5672nd ($1281 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 6th and 4th in China and Mexico, respectively. Check China vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Beijing compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Beijing ranked 6th best city to live in China vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 755th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Beijing vs Tijuana

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Beijing Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.92
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$35.8
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.57
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.65
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.64
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1064
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$613
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2497
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1387
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.7
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43.4
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.3
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.21%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$18956
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$10523
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.74
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.7
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.78
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.21
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.06
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.1
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.93
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.05
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.49
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.9
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.1
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.71
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.57
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.8
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.49
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.91
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$56.2
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.7
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.7
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$12
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$73.3
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1109
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$30552
$3578

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Cities near Beijing

Distance City Cost of living
50 km or 31 mi Langfang
$726
58 km or 36 mi Zhuozhou
$651
58 km or 36 mi Sanhe
$665
78 km or 49 mi Gaobeidian
$663
87 km or 54 mi Bazhou
$661
109 km or 68 mi Tianjin
$778
135 km or 84 mi Renqiu
$670
137 km or 85 mi Zunhua
$667
139 km or 87 mi Baoding
$512
151 km or 94 mi Binhai
$709
155 km or 97 mi Tangshan
$767
163 km or 101 mi Zhangjiakou
$748
164 km or 102 mi Hejian
$669
176 km or 110 mi Chengde
$697
182 km or 113 mi Cangzhou
$758
189 km or 117 mi Huanghua
$659
189 km or 118 mi Anguo
$651
196 km or 122 mi Dingzhou
$680
197 km or 122 mi Qian'an
$666
198 km or 123 mi Luanzhou
$658
204 km or 127 mi Botou
$660
224 km or 139 mi Shenzhou
$662
228 km or 142 mi Xinle
$657
229 km or 142 mi Pingquan
$653
239 km or 148 mi Jinzhou
$659
241 km or 150 mi Xinji
$662
249 km or 155 mi Gaocheng
$668
249 km or 155 mi Hengshui
$814
252 km or 156 mi Laoling
$665
263 km or 164 mi Shijiazhuang
$576
265 km or 165 mi Datong
$794
272 km or 169 mi Jizhou
$649
273 km or 169 mi Qinhuangdao
$755
273 km or 170 mi Dezhou
$744
281 km or 175 mi Fengzhen
$643
282 km or 175 mi Huairen
$647
294 km or 183 mi Lingyuan
$662
296 km or 184 mi Nangong
$658
302 km or 187 mi Ulanqab
$695
314 km or 195 mi Binzhou
$661

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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