Chicago vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
100
28
😀 Quality of life
95
61
🏙️ Population
2.75M
1.96M

The cost of living in Chicago is 161% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 203rd and 5672nd ($2384 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th 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 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 17th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$3578

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Cities near Chicago

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$1942
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2119
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2128
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$1932
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$1949
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2124
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$1941
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$1945
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$1941
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$1946
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$1487
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$1951
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$1938
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$1937
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$1946
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$1939
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$1871
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$1946
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$1941
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$1938
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1789
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$1938
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$1945
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$1948
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$1848
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$1946
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$1942
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$1941
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$1937
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$1951
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$1937
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$1960
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$1940
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$1935
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$1938
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$1931
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$1935
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$1943
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$1937

Cities near Tijuana

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