Cali vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Cali Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$555
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1391
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$213
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$370
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$190
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$86.1
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$321
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
45
28
😀 Quality of life
55
61
🏙️ Population
2.47M
1.96M

The cost of living in Cali is 39% less expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 7750th and 5672nd ($555 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 4th in Colombia and Mexico, respectively. Check Colombia vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Cali compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Cali ranked 4th best city to live in Colombia vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 5807th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cali Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.63
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.83
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$133
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$408
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.2
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$19.7
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$778
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$716
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.6
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.81
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.95
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.86
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.29
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.31
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.2
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.3
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.95
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.22
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.99
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.69
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.45
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.2
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.7
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4295
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
27 km or 17 mi Palmira
$391
74 km or 46 mi Buenaventura
$433
80 km or 50 mi Tulua
$393
111 km or 69 mi Popayan
$400
148 km or 92 mi Neiva
$390
154 km or 96 mi Armenia
$421
160 km or 100 mi Cartago
$392
170 km or 105 mi Salento
$422
178 km or 111 mi Pereira
$414
184 km or 114 mi Ibague
$363
213 km or 132 mi Girardot
$360
214 km or 133 mi Manizales
$474
227 km or 141 mi Florencia
$389
251 km or 156 mi Quibdo
$425
262 km or 163 mi Pasto
$405
285 km or 177 mi Facatativa
$379
285 km or 177 mi Soacha
$466
301 km or 187 mi Bogota
$679
308 km or 192 mi Tumaco
$432
316 km or 196 mi Ipiales
$422
321 km or 200 mi Envigado
$500
329 km or 204 mi Medellin
$648
330 km or 205 mi Villavicencio
$411
330 km or 205 mi Zipaquira
$443
339 km or 210 mi Bello
$402
386 km or 240 mi Ibarra
$556
421 km or 261 mi Tunja
$367
446 km or 277 mi Esmeraldas
$655
463 km or 288 mi Quito
$806
469 km or 291 mi Duitama
$444
471 km or 293 mi Sogamoso
$341
500 km or 311 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
504 km or 313 mi Yopal
$428
506 km or 314 mi Santo Domingo
$590
518 km or 322 mi Turbo
$430
554 km or 344 mi Floridablanca
$404
556 km or 346 mi Bucaramanga
$480
571 km or 354 mi Ambato
$577
595 km or 369 mi Quevedo
$621
596 km or 370 mi Monteria
$486

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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