Guadalajara vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Guadalajara Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$751
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1859
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$336
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$637
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$280
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$65
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$724
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
50
28
😀 Quality of life
61
61
🏙️ Population
1.46M
1.96M

The cost of living in Guadalajara is 18% less expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 6248th and 5672nd ($751 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 21st and 4th in Mexico.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Guadalajara compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Ranked 4th vs 3rd best cities to live in Mexico, and 5054th vs 5035th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Guadalajara vs Tijuana

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Guadalajara Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.24
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.3
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.99
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.64
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$3.09
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$467
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$241
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$829
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$511
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.7
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.4
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.61%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1359
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$810
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.47
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.82
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.09
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.39
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.73
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.93
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.75
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.68
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.45
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.9
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.32
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.96
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.47
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.4
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.6
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.09
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.99
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.2
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.3
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$188
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4909
$3578

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$633
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$581
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$662
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$477
188 km or 117 mi Zacapu
$669
194 km or 120 mi Uruapan
$577
196 km or 122 mi Puerto Vallarta
$778
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$628
204 km or 127 mi Tecoman
$630
205 km or 127 mi Apatzingan
$627
207 km or 129 mi Manzanillo
$564
208 km or 129 mi Irapuato
$526
219 km or 136 mi Sayulita
$626
221 km or 137 mi Guanajuato
$817
224 km or 139 mi Salamanca
$472
237 km or 147 mi Yuriria
$629
246 km or 153 mi Zacatecas
$502
249 km or 155 mi Cortazar
$627
250 km or 155 mi Morelia
$599
264 km or 164 mi Celaya
$512
272 km or 169 mi San Miguel de Allende
$827
282 km or 175 mi Fresnillo
$448
295 km or 183 mi San Luis Potosi
$743
308 km or 191 mi Queretaro
$736
326 km or 203 mi Lazaro Cardenas
$617
350 km or 218 mi San Juan del Rio
$646
352 km or 219 mi Rioverde
$457
364 km or 226 mi San Jose Villa de Allende
$625
387 km or 241 mi Zihuatanejo
$771
396 km or 246 mi Durango
$533
416 km or 258 mi Toluca
$628
425 km or 264 mi Mazatlan
$699

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$1939
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$2696
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$627
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$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
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$1973
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$2943
115 km or 72 mi San Clemente
$2454
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$2469
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$1947
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$1942
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$1950
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$1946
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$2819
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$2200
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$1934
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$1916
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$2087
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$2491
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$1934
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$2225
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$1980
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$2334
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$1725
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$1952