San Salvador vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

San Salvador Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$965
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2255
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$453
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$760
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$319
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$113
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
52
28
😀 Quality of life
46
61
🏙️ Population
568K
1.96M

The cost of living in San Salvador is 6% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 5474th and 5672nd ($965 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 4th in El Salvador and Mexico, respectively. Check El Salvador vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in San Salvador compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. San Salvador ranked 1st best city to live in El Salvador vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 6441st and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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San Salvador Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.75
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.74
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.66
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$3.24
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$478
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$324
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$907
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$560
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58.9
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.2
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.2
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.05%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1187
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$832
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.5
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.9
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.88
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.49
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.2
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.8
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.7
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.06
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.98
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.3
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.87
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.04
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.07
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.75
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.22
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.6
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.5
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.8
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82.9
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4602
$3578

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$750
6.1 km or 3.8 mi Soyapango
$816
11 km or 6.8 mi Santa Tecla
$865
11 km or 7 mi Apopa
$830
49 km or 30 mi Santa Ana
$909
57 km or 35 mi Sonsonate
$794
75 km or 46 mi Ahuachapan
$870
89 km or 55 mi Usulutan
$836
112 km or 69 mi San Miguel
$645
135 km or 84 mi Jalapa
$801
172 km or 107 mi San Miguel Petapa
$731
176 km or 109 mi Guatemala City
$988
185 km or 115 mi Mixco
$741
187 km or 116 mi Comayagua
$678
219 km or 136 mi Tegucigalpa
$856
220 km or 137 mi Villanueva
$590
235 km or 146 mi Coban
$783
236 km or 147 mi San Pedro Sula
$811
237 km or 147 mi La Lima
$621
241 km or 150 mi Panajachel
$762
241 km or 150 mi El Progreso
$863
250 km or 156 mi Choloma
$520
253 km or 157 mi Chinandega
$539
266 km or 165 mi Mazatenango
$789
273 km or 170 mi Yoro
$823
277 km or 172 mi Puerto Cortes
$691
281 km or 174 mi Quetzaltenango
$749
282 km or 175 mi Momostenango
$809
287 km or 178 mi Leon
$556
315 km or 196 mi Esteli
$509
347 km or 216 mi La Ceiba
$641
352 km or 219 mi Jinotega
$453
357 km or 222 mi Tapachula
$578
361 km or 224 mi Managua
$691
365 km or 227 mi Matagalpa
$514
367 km or 228 mi Flores
$775
385 km or 239 mi San Ignacio
$920
387 km or 240 mi Masaya
$619
397 km or 247 mi Belmopan
$803
402 km or 250 mi Granada
$668

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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