Mesa vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Mesa Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2114
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4905
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$1346
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$2565
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$540
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$97.4
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3279
$770
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
66
28
😀 Quality of life
86
61
🏙️ Population
504K
1.96M

The cost of living in Mesa is 132% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 389th and 5672nd ($2114 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 303rd 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 1.6 months in Mesa compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Mesa ranked 55th best city to live in the United States vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 199th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Mesa Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.1
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$70.2
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.99
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.05
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$5.1
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.68
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1333
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1128
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2315
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2335
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$108
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$69.9
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.39%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$13585
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1661
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.01
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$54.2
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.9
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.72
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.5
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.18
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.53
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.37
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.9
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.7
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.56
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.22
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.28
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.05
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.32
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.96
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.38
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.09
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.69
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.92
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.4
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.9
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$108
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.5
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$65.6
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$617
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7222
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
8.2 km or 5.1 mi Gilbert
$1929
10 km or 6.5 mi Tempe
$1892
12 km or 7.7 mi Scottsdale
$2050
12 km or 7.7 mi Chandler
$2602
23 km or 14 mi Fountain Hills
$1944
25 km or 15 mi Queen Creek
$2174
26 km or 16 mi Phoenix
$2374
26 km or 16 mi Apache Junction
$1943
39 km or 24 mi Glendale
$1980
42 km or 26 mi Peoria
$2375
45 km or 28 mi Maricopa
$1985
48 km or 30 mi Avondale
$2170
49 km or 30 mi Goodyear
$1950
51 km or 31 mi El Mirage
$1951
55 km or 34 mi Surprise
$2017
59 km or 37 mi Florence
$1946
59 km or 37 mi Casa Grande
$1954
71 km or 44 mi Buckeye
$1994
132 km or 82 mi Marana
$1941
136 km or 85 mi Oro Valley
$1944
138 km or 86 mi Prescott
$1977
140 km or 87 mi Prescott Valley
$1940
141 km or 88 mi Casas Adobes
$1938
157 km or 98 mi Tucson
$1689
183 km or 114 mi Sahuarita
$1935
199 km or 124 mi Flagstaff
$2255
244 km or 152 mi Nogales
$1809
247 km or 154 mi Nogales
$531
254 km or 158 mi Sierra Vista
$1929
257 km or 160 mi Blythe
$1942
258 km or 160 mi Lake Havasu
$1914
272 km or 169 mi Yuma
$1566
283 km or 176 mi Kingman
$1705
292 km or 182 mi San Luis
$1947
293 km or 182 mi San Luis Rio Colorado
$572
301 km or 187 mi Caborca
$629
316 km or 196 mi Agua Prieta
$630
316 km or 196 mi Bullhead
$1769
348 km or 216 mi Brawley
$1947
349 km or 217 mi Mexicali
$659

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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