Puebla vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Puebla Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$657
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1694
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$237
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$467
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$268
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$80
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$510
$770
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
20 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
38
28
😀 Quality of life
58
61
🏙️ Population
1.43M
1.96M

The cost of living in Puebla is 28% less expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 7064th and 5672nd ($657 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 43rd and 4th in Mexico.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Puebla compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Ranked 8th vs 3rd best cities to live in Mexico, and 5528th vs 5035th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Puebla vs Tijuana

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Puebla Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.64
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.7
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.97
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.87
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$290
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$588
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$360
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$24.5
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.4
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24.1
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.85%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$912
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$560
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.6
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.74
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.08
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.32
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.5
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.24
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.56
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.4
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.5
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.25
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.74
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.02
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.13
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.22
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.68
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$32.9
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.63
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.2
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$162
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3339
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
30 km or 18 mi Atlixco
$628
75 km or 47 mi Chalco de Diaz Covarrubias
$646
82 km or 51 mi Cuautla
$562
82 km or 51 mi Chicoloapan de Juarez
$623
86 km or 53 mi Texcoco de Mora
$626
90 km or 56 mi Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
$622
103 km or 64 mi Jiutepec
$638
106 km or 66 mi Mexico City
$941
107 km or 66 mi Ecatepec de Morelos
$752
108 km or 67 mi Cuernavaca
$661
109 km or 68 mi Tehuacan
$488
116 km or 72 mi Tlalnepantla
$794
117 km or 73 mi Naucalpan
$752
119 km or 74 mi Tultepec
$627
120 km or 74 mi Orizaba
$648
120 km or 74 mi Tultitlan de Mariano Escobedo
$659
122 km or 76 mi Ciudad Lopez Mateos
$855
124 km or 77 mi Cuautitlan Izcalli
$545
124 km or 77 mi Teziutlan
$630
124 km or 77 mi Zumpango
$628
131 km or 81 mi Pachuca
$492
136 km or 85 mi Cordoba
$934
140 km or 87 mi Coatepec
$574
147 km or 91 mi Xalapa
$486
153 km or 95 mi Toluca
$628
156 km or 97 mi Taxco
$629
160 km or 99 mi Iguala
$614
183 km or 114 mi Poza Rica
$716
206 km or 128 mi San Jose Villa de Allende
$625
215 km or 134 mi Chilpancingo
$421
217 km or 135 mi Veracruz
$569
238 km or 148 mi San Juan del Rio
$646
260 km or 162 mi Alvarado
$629
268 km or 167 mi Oaxaca
$615
284 km or 177 mi Queretaro
$736
301 km or 187 mi Acapulco
$655
314 km or 195 mi Santiago Tuxtla
$626
318 km or 197 mi Celaya
$512
320 km or 199 mi Morelia
$599
323 km or 201 mi San Andres Tuxtla
$612

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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