Seoul vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Seoul Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1460
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3914
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$719
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$1659
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$496
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$157
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2716
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
18 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
100
28
😀 Quality of life
94
61
🏙️ Population
9.67M
1.96M

The cost of living in Seoul is 60% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 2834th and 5672nd ($1460 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 4th in South Korea and Mexico, respectively. Check South Korea vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Seoul compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Seoul ranked 1st best city to live in South Korea vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 25th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Seoul vs Tijuana

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Seoul Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.87
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.6
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.1
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.24
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.46
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$755
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$539
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2190
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1279
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$115
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$176
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.3
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.32%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12026
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11060
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.4
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.94
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.41
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.11
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.72
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.43
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.9
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$39.4
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.32
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.75
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.14
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.08
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.37
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.31
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.2
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.48
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.11
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.82
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.81
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.7
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.42
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.2
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$11.3
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$54.5
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$70.2
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$380
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19045
$3578

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Cities near Seoul

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 7.9 mi Guri
$906
17 km or 10 mi Goyang
$1002
17 km or 10 mi Gwangmyeong
$928
17 km or 11 mi Gwacheon
$897
19 km or 12 mi Uijeongbu
$998
20 km or 12 mi Hanam
$906
20 km or 12 mi Namyangju
$970
20 km or 13 mi Seongnam
$1022
21 km or 13 mi Siheung
$945
21 km or 13 mi Bucheon
$1121
22 km or 14 mi Anyang
$1102
23 km or 14 mi Yangju
$912
24 km or 15 mi Gunpo
$975
26 km or 16 mi Gimpo
$979
27 km or 17 mi Uiwang
$901
30 km or 19 mi Gwangju
$927
32 km or 20 mi Paju
$941
33 km or 20 mi Ansan
$921
33 km or 21 mi Suwon
$977
34 km or 21 mi Incheon
$1002
37 km or 23 mi Dongducheon
$911
39 km or 24 mi Pocheon
$906
42 km or 26 mi Yongin
$1049
47 km or 29 mi Hwaseong
$965
49 km or 31 mi Osan
$912
52 km or 32 mi Icheon
$979
58 km or 36 mi Kaesong
$1473
65 km or 40 mi Yeoju
$902
66 km or 41 mi Pyeongtaek
$809
69 km or 43 mi Anseong
$912
72 km or 45 mi Chuncheon
$834
83 km or 52 mi Dangjin
$904
86 km or 53 mi Wonju
$857
87 km or 54 mi Cheonan
$930
101 km or 63 mi Seosan
$872
107 km or 66 mi Chungju
$1004
114 km or 71 mi Cheongju
$880
118 km or 73 mi Jecheon
$932
123 km or 77 mi Haeju
$1478
124 km or 77 mi Sejong
$928

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