Houston vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Houston Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1955
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4545
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$1159
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$1850
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$484
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$169
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5581
$770
😷 Air quality
Good
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
100
28
😀 Quality of life
93
61
🏙️ Population
2.2M
1.96M

The cost of living in Houston is 114% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 643rd and 5672nd ($1955 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 526th 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 2.9 months in Houston compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Houston ranked 4th best city to live in the United States vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 33rd and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Houston Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.3
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.19
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.43
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.71
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.25
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1309
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$907
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2135
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1482
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$119
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$185
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$51.7
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.71%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3283
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1697
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.26
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$42.6
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.86
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.27
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.28
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.7
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.61
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.27
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.39
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.5
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.87
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.94
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.11
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.82
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.98
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.9
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.4
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$101
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.7
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$47
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1125
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$21878
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
22 km or 14 mi Pasadena
$1951
25 km or 15 mi Pearland
$1950
25 km or 16 mi Missouri
$1938
27 km or 17 mi Deer Park
$1947
29 km or 18 mi Sugar Land
$1853
32 km or 20 mi Spring
$1893
33 km or 21 mi Friendswood
$1944
35 km or 22 mi La Porte
$1950
40 km or 25 mi Baytown
$1816
41 km or 25 mi League
$1917
42 km or 26 mi Alvin
$1947
47 km or 29 mi Rosenberg
$1946
48 km or 30 mi The Woodlands
$1896
59 km or 37 mi Texas City
$1945
62 km or 38 mi Conroe
$1874
76 km or 47 mi Galveston
$1926
81 km or 50 mi Lake Jackson
$1949
108 km or 67 mi Huntsville
$1949
126 km or 78 mi Beaumont
$1878
129 km or 80 mi College Station
$1622
138 km or 86 mi Bryan
$1950
140 km or 87 mi Port Arthur
$1943
186 km or 115 mi Lufkin
$1946
188 km or 117 mi Victoria
$1626
203 km or 126 mi Sulphur
$1938
215 km or 134 mi Lake Charles
$1702
217 km or 135 mi Nacogdoches
$1838
229 km or 142 mi Pflugerville
$1954
234 km or 145 mi Austin
$2219
236 km or 146 mi Round Rock
$1912
239 km or 149 mi Temple
$1791
242 km or 150 mi Kyle
$1947
242 km or 150 mi Georgetown
$1953
247 km or 153 mi San Marcos
$1738
249 km or 155 mi Cedar Park
$1951
250 km or 156 mi Seguin
$1939
254 km or 158 mi Leander
$2230
261 km or 162 mi Waco
$1825
262 km or 163 mi Harker Heights
$1940
264 km or 164 mi New Braunfels
$1663

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