Chengdu vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Chengdu Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2071
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$305
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$582
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$270
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$89.8
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$824
$770
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
92
28
😀 Quality of life
73
61
🏙️ Population
20.9M
1.96M

The cost of living in Chengdu is 18% less expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 6241st and 5672nd ($752 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 63rd and 4th in China and Mexico, respectively. Check China vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Chengdu compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Chengdu ranked 8th best city to live in China vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 1437th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chengdu Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.8
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.3
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.15
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.31
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$389
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$941
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$419
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$28.9
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$44.9
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.7
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.41%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3942
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2111
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.5
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.85
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.2
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.13
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.37
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.2
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.3
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.02
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.36
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.51
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.7
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.97
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.1
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.25
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$77.6
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$350
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$18385
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
38 km or 24 mi Chongzhou
$664
38 km or 24 mi Pengzhou
$668
41 km or 25 mi Guanghan
$662
53 km or 33 mi Shifang
$652
55 km or 34 mi Jianyang
$678
56 km or 35 mi Dujiangyan
$664
60 km or 38 mi Deyang
$724
65 km or 40 mi Qionglai
$662
71 km or 44 mi Meishan
$714
77 km or 48 mi Mianzhu
$657
81 km or 50 mi Ziyang
$710
110 km or 68 mi Mianyang
$566
124 km or 77 mi Leshan
$721
127 km or 79 mi Ya'an
$693
127 km or 79 mi Shehong
$672
131 km or 81 mi Emeishan
$652
139 km or 87 mi Jiangyou
$670
145 km or 90 mi Suining
$720
153 km or 95 mi Neijiang
$785
161 km or 100 mi Zigong
$688
188 km or 117 mi Longchang
$663
193 km or 120 mi Nanchong
$677
208 km or 129 mi Langzhong
$668
219 km or 136 mi Yibin
$731
237 km or 148 mi Luzhou
$737
247 km or 153 mi Guang'an
$722
259 km or 161 mi Guangyuan
$710
261 km or 162 mi Huaying
$650
265 km or 165 mi Chongqing
$725
288 km or 179 mi Bazhong
$721
333 km or 207 mi Dazhou
$719
341 km or 212 mi Longnan
$704
353 km or 220 mi Xichang
$675
372 km or 231 mi Zhaotong
$748
388 km or 241 mi Hanzhong
$720
390 km or 243 mi Renhuai
$665
392 km or 244 mi Bijie
$768
408 km or 253 mi Wanyuan
$653
431 km or 268 mi Zunyi
$733
459 km or 285 mi Liupanshui
$703

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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