Los Angeles vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Los Angeles Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2865
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$6522
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$1817
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$3113
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$602
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$256
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$5284
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
17 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
99
28
😀 Quality of life
92
61
🏙️ Population
3.98M
1.96M

The cost of living in Los Angeles is 214% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 44th and 5672nd ($2865 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 35th 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 1.8 months in Los Angeles compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Los Angeles ranked 8th best city to live in the United States vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 61st and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Los Angeles Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.8
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$73.2
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$5.31
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.52
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2067
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1559
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3489
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2759
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.5
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$145
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$62.8
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.1%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9199
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5846
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.77
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$96.5
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.1
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.56
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.95
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.91
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.2
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.1
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.44
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.34
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.34
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.64
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.53
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.5
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.02
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.96
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.37
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$60.5
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.8
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$137
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$31
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$57.5
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$97.9
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1270
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22840
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
8.1 km or 5 mi Huntington Park
$1936
8.9 km or 5.5 mi Maywood
$1937
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Florence-Graham
$1946
10 km or 6.2 mi Bell
$1940
10 km or 6.2 mi Monterey Park
$2211
11 km or 6.6 mi Alhambra
$1925
11 km or 6.6 mi South Pasadena
$1939
11 km or 7 mi Cudahy
$1934
12 km or 7.6 mi San Gabriel
$1945
12 km or 7.7 mi Bell Gardens
$1947
12 km or 7.8 mi West Hollywood
$3274
13 km or 7.8 mi Montebello
$1949
13 km or 8 mi South Gate
$1952
13 km or 8.2 mi Glendale
$2925
14 km or 8.8 mi Inglewood
$1951
15 km or 9 mi Beverly Hills
$1827
15 km or 9.1 mi Lynwood
$1945
15 km or 9.3 mi Rosemead
$1949
15 km or 9.5 mi Culver
$1941
15 km or 9.6 mi Pasadena
$2856
16 km or 9.9 mi Pico Rivera
$1945
16 km or 10 mi Burbank
$2734
16 km or 10 mi Downey
$2241
17 km or 11 mi Compton
$1947
18 km or 11 mi La Canada Flintridge
$1940
18 km or 11 mi Hawthorne
$2151
18 km or 11 mi Temple
$1940
18 km or 11 mi South El Monte
$1943
18 km or 11 mi West Whittier-Los Nietos
$1944
18 km or 11 mi Paramount
$1942
19 km or 12 mi Gardena
$1953
20 km or 12 mi El Monte
$1943
21 km or 13 mi Lawndale
$1947
21 km or 13 mi Arcadia
$1856
21 km or 13 mi Bellflower
$2068
22 km or 14 mi Norwalk
$2479
22 km or 14 mi Santa Monica
$2957
22 km or 14 mi Whittier
$1940
23 km or 15 mi Manhattan Beach
$2430
24 km or 15 mi Carson
$2040

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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