Melbourne vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Melbourne Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1968
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4731
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$1042
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$1689
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$505
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$275
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4043
$770
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
100
28
😀 Quality of life
99
61
🏙️ Population
4.53M
1.96M

The cost of living in Melbourne is 116% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 589th and 5672nd ($1968 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 7th and 4th in Australia and Mexico, respectively. Check Australia vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Melbourne compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Melbourne ranked 2nd best city to live in Australia vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 3rd and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Melbourne Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$57.4
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.32
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.96
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$3.22
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.59
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1035
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$867
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1988
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1378
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.6
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.7
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.19%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6524
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5101
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.19
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$112
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.2
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.43
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.27
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.19
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.37
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.25
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.28
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.92
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.39
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.1
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.04
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.1
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.29
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$28.1
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.17
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.69
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.35
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.09
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$48.1
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.4
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$60.8
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$20
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$76
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$105
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1721
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16947
$3578

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Cities near Melbourne

Distance City Cost of living
3.2 km or 2 mi South Yarra
$1589
24 km or 15 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
25 km or 16 mi Tarneit
$1570
29 km or 18 mi Dandenong
$1498
34 km or 21 mi Sunbury
$1625
37 km or 23 mi Melton
$1633
40 km or 25 mi Frankston
$1957
41 km or 25 mi Berwick
$1562
42 km or 26 mi Cranbourne
$1587
54 km or 34 mi Pakenham
$1631
65 km or 40 mi Geelong
$1708
102 km or 64 mi Ballarat
$1740
134 km or 83 mi Bendigo
$1610
144 km or 90 mi Traralgon
$1626
164 km or 102 mi Shepparton
$1442
226 km or 140 mi Warrnambool
$1573
367 km or 228 mi Mount Gambier
$1181
369 km or 230 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
392 km or 244 mi Devonport
$1641
404 km or 251 mi Griffith
$1629
444 km or 276 mi Launceston
$1477
466 km or 290 mi Canberra
$1792
477 km or 296 mi Mildura
$1622
546 km or 339 mi Goulburn
$1700
597 km or 371 mi Hobart
$1648
628 km or 390 mi Orange
$1661
643 km or 399 mi Bathurst
$1558
651 km or 405 mi Wollongong
$1554
655 km or 407 mi Adelaide
$1654
700 km or 435 mi Blacktown
$1581
702 km or 436 mi Dubbo
$1445
703 km or 437 mi Parramatta
$1896
707 km or 440 mi Kellyville
$1656
713 km or 443 mi Sydney
$2294
728 km or 452 mi Dee Why
$1970
822 km or 511 mi Newcastle
$1798
891 km or 554 mi Whyalla
$1627
1015 km or 631 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
1021 km or 634 mi Armidale
$1677
1123 km or 698 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359

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