Mexico City vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Mexico City Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$941
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2223
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$491
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$851
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$289
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$76.6
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$671
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
92
28
😀 Quality of life
69
61
🏙️ Population
8.92M
1.96M

The cost of living in Mexico City is 3% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 5577th and 5672nd ($941 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 4th in Mexico.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Mexico City compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Ranked 1st vs 3rd best cities to live in Mexico, and 2640th vs 5035th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Mexico City vs Tijuana

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Mexico City Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.15
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.48
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.57
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$3.38
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$676
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$376
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1174
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.8
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.6
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.6
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.34%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2688
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1604
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.5
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.39
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.1
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.21
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.5
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.73
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.05
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.8
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.97
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.51
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.58
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.8
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.2
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.42
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.74
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.92
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.01
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.87
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$52.3
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.41
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.3
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.3
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.2
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$325
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7026
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7.1 mi Naucalpan
$752
14 km or 8.7 mi Tlalnepantla
$794
17 km or 10 mi Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
$622
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Lopez Mateos
$855
22 km or 14 mi Ecatepec de Morelos
$752
25 km or 16 mi Tultitlan de Mariano Escobedo
$659
25 km or 16 mi Chicoloapan de Juarez
$623
26 km or 16 mi Cuautitlan Izcalli
$545
29 km or 18 mi Texcoco de Mora
$626
30 km or 19 mi Tultepec
$627
31 km or 19 mi Chalco de Diaz Covarrubias
$646
42 km or 26 mi Zumpango
$628
55 km or 34 mi Toluca
$628
56 km or 35 mi Cuernavaca
$661
60 km or 37 mi Jiutepec
$638
70 km or 44 mi Cuautla
$562
89 km or 55 mi Pachuca
$492
93 km or 58 mi Atlixco
$628
105 km or 65 mi San Jose Villa de Allende
$625
106 km or 66 mi Puebla
$657
107 km or 67 mi Taxco
$629
126 km or 79 mi Iguala
$614
140 km or 87 mi San Juan del Rio
$646
184 km or 114 mi Queretaro
$736
192 km or 119 mi Teziutlan
$630
211 km or 131 mi Chilpancingo
$421
213 km or 132 mi Tehuacan
$488
214 km or 133 mi Celaya
$512
216 km or 134 mi Poza Rica
$716
217 km or 135 mi Morelia
$599
224 km or 139 mi Cortazar
$627
224 km or 139 mi Orizaba
$648
225 km or 140 mi Yuriria
$629
229 km or 143 mi Coatepec
$574
234 km or 145 mi Xalapa
$486
236 km or 146 mi San Miguel de Allende
$827
239 km or 149 mi Cordoba
$934
250 km or 155 mi Salamanca
$472
269 km or 167 mi Irapuato
$526
281 km or 174 mi Zacapu
$669

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