San Francisco vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

San Francisco Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$3415
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$7268
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$2367
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$3633
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$693
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$172
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3904
$770
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
97
28
😀 Quality of life
89
61
🏙️ Population
882K
1.96M

The cost of living in San Francisco is 274% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 6th and 5672nd ($3415 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th 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 1.1 months in San Francisco compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. San Francisco ranked 25th best city to live in the United States vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 122nd and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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San Francisco Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$17.1
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$80.2
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.5
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.53
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.91
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.78
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2660
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$2076
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$4631
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3090
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$112
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$174
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$61.4
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.28%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11485
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9524
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.98
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.57
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.36
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$4.13
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.42
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.76
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.9
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.05
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.92
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.52
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.54
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.21
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12.4
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.4
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$8.07
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.21
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.69
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$82.8
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.1
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$131
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$27.9
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.9
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$2641
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$14161
$3578

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Cities near San Francisco

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi Daly
$1938
14 km or 8.4 mi South San Francisco
$1954
14 km or 8.8 mi Alameda
$3038
15 km or 9.2 mi Oakland
$3240
16 km or 10 mi Albany
$1949
17 km or 10 mi Berkeley
$2751
17 km or 11 mi San Bruno
$1935
18 km or 11 mi El Cerrito
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Pacifica
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Richmond
$1948
20 km or 12 mi Millbrae
$1951
21 km or 13 mi San Pablo
$1938
22 km or 14 mi Burlingame
$1941
24 km or 15 mi San Leandro
$2188
24 km or 15 mi San Rafael
$2631
26 km or 16 mi San Mateo
$3397
28 km or 17 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
28 km or 18 mi Foster
$2122
29 km or 18 mi Lafayette
$1933
29 km or 18 mi Hercules
$1937
31 km or 19 mi Belmont
$2736
32 km or 20 mi Hayward
$2691
32 km or 20 mi Castro Valley
$2595
34 km or 21 mi San Carlos
$1935
34 km or 21 mi Walnut Creek
$2869
36 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3431
37 km or 23 mi Martinez
$2202
37 km or 23 mi Danville
$2146
37 km or 23 mi Pleasant Hill
$1850
38 km or 24 mi Union
$1945
39 km or 24 mi San Ramon
$2142
39 km or 24 mi Vallejo
$2763
39 km or 24 mi Novato
$1947
39 km or 24 mi Benicia
$1937
41 km or 25 mi Concord
$2695
42 km or 26 mi Menlo Park
$1942
42 km or 26 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
43 km or 27 mi Newark
$1951
45 km or 28 mi Dublin
$1943
46 km or 28 mi Palo Alto
$2864

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