Phoenix vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Phoenix Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2374
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5276
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$1507
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$2526
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$559
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$155
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4592
$770
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
68
28
😀 Quality of life
89
61
🏙️ Population
1.61M
1.96M

The cost of living in Phoenix is 160% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 209th and 5672nd ($2374 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 160th 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 1.9 months in Phoenix compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Phoenix ranked 24th best city to live in the United States vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 121st and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Phoenix Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.9
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$64.7
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.05
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$5.08
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.4
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1508
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1250
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2617
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2159
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$131
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$200
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$75
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.12%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4511
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2613
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.12
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$64.2
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.9
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.12
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.07
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.22
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.5
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.01
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.39
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.85
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.83
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.6
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.43
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.21
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9.02
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.04
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.39
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.8
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.28
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.1
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$127
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.7
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$46.7
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$79.3
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$867
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$15840
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8.1 mi Glendale
$1980
14 km or 9 mi Scottsdale
$2050
16 km or 10 mi Peoria
$2375
17 km or 10 mi Tempe
$1892
25 km or 15 mi El Mirage
$1951
26 km or 16 mi Mesa
$2114
27 km or 17 mi Avondale
$2170
28 km or 17 mi Goodyear
$1950
29 km or 18 mi Surprise
$2017
33 km or 21 mi Chandler
$2602
33 km or 21 mi Gilbert
$1929
33 km or 21 mi Fountain Hills
$1944
51 km or 31 mi Queen Creek
$2174
51 km or 32 mi Apache Junction
$1943
51 km or 32 mi Buckeye
$1994
53 km or 33 mi Maricopa
$1985
78 km or 48 mi Casa Grande
$1954
84 km or 52 mi Florence
$1946
118 km or 73 mi Prescott
$1977
122 km or 76 mi Prescott Valley
$1940
155 km or 96 mi Marana
$1941
160 km or 99 mi Oro Valley
$1944
165 km or 102 mi Casas Adobes
$1938
181 km or 112 mi Tucson
$1689
190 km or 118 mi Flagstaff
$2255
205 km or 128 mi Sahuarita
$1935
232 km or 144 mi Lake Havasu
$1914
234 km or 145 mi Blythe
$1942
254 km or 158 mi Yuma
$1566
259 km or 161 mi Kingman
$1705
264 km or 164 mi Nogales
$1809
268 km or 166 mi Nogales
$531
276 km or 171 mi San Luis
$1947
276 km or 172 mi San Luis Rio Colorado
$572
278 km or 173 mi Sierra Vista
$1929
290 km or 180 mi Bullhead
$1769
313 km or 194 mi Caborca
$629
327 km or 203 mi Brawley
$1947
330 km or 205 mi Mexicali
$659
332 km or 207 mi Calexico
$1940

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