Columbus vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Columbus Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1891
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4883
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$1076
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$2103
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$548
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$140
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4470
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
10 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
71
28
😀 Quality of life
89
61
🏙️ Population
914K
1.96M

The cost of living in Columbus is 107% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 1832nd and 5672nd ($1891 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1693rd 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 2.4 months in Columbus compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Columbus ranked 29th best city to live in the United States vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 132nd and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Columbus vs Tijuana

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Columbus Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$19.1
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$64.4
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.05
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.77
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.28
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.22
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1144
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$834
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2446
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1712
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$119
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$183
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$61.9
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7844
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1810
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.1
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$61.8
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.8
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.19
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.79
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.24
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.39
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.85
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.2
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.6
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.28
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.26
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.61
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.86
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.9
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.09
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.29
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.26
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.45
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.9
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.9
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$91.9
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.7
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.9
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.2
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1269
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$24941
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
8.6 km or 5.3 mi Upper Arlington
$1944
11 km or 7.1 mi Grove
$1946
13 km or 8.3 mi Gahanna
$1940
15 km or 9 mi Hilliard
$1942
17 km or 11 mi Reynoldsburg
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Dublin
$1596
19 km or 12 mi Westerville
$1904
22 km or 13 mi Pickerington
$1943
38 km or 24 mi Delaware
$1919
43 km or 27 mi Lancaster
$1947
43 km or 27 mi Marysville
$1941
51 km or 32 mi Newark
$1941
69 km or 43 mi Springfield
$1779
70 km or 43 mi Chillicothe
$1918
70 km or 44 mi Marion
$1940
84 km or 52 mi Zanesville
$1967
86 km or 53 mi Xenia
$1945
89 km or 55 mi Fairborn
$1783
94 km or 59 mi Beavercreek
$1935
97 km or 60 mi Huber Heights
$1944
97 km or 60 mi Mansfield
$1593
98 km or 61 mi Riverside
$1947
103 km or 64 mi Kettering
$1951
103 km or 64 mi Troy
$1950
104 km or 65 mi Athens
$1215
104 km or 65 mi Centerville
$1944
105 km or 65 mi Dayton
$1593
105 km or 65 mi Sidney
$1916
108 km or 67 mi Piqua
$1936
112 km or 69 mi Trotwood
$1943
116 km or 72 mi Ashland
$1235
120 km or 74 mi Lebanon
$1919
128 km or 80 mi Middletown
$1633
128 km or 80 mi Lima
$1310
130 km or 81 mi Wooster
$1347
131 km or 81 mi Mason
$1941
132 km or 82 mi Findlay
$1945
136 km or 84 mi Portsmouth
$1362
144 km or 90 mi New Philadelphia
$1949
146 km or 91 mi Norwalk
$1944

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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