Shanghai vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Shanghai Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1413
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4223
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$783
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$1826
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$347
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$111
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1372
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
100
28
😀 Quality of life
77
61
🏙️ Population
24.9M
1.96M

The cost of living in Shanghai is 55% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 2914th and 5672nd ($1413 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 4th in China and Mexico, respectively. Check China vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Shanghai compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Shanghai ranked 4th best city to live in China vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 525th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Shanghai vs Tijuana

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Shanghai Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.14
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$48.4
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.01
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.68
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.56
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.56
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1078
$547
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$633
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2745
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1493
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.8
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.4
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.6
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.13%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$18571
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9787
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.59
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.4
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.83
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.68
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.86
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.8
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.29
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.29
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.6
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.99
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.59
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.53
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.61
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$66.4
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.04
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$135
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.5
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$78.9
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$108
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1377
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$27661
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Pudong
$759
47 km or 29 mi Taicang
$677
53 km or 33 mi Kunshan
$699
74 km or 46 mi Qidong
$677
82 km or 51 mi Suzhou
$921
82 km or 51 mi Jiaxing
$730
85 km or 53 mi Haimen
$673
88 km or 55 mi Changshu
$689
106 km or 66 mi Nantong
$1047
117 km or 73 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
121 km or 75 mi Wuxi
$861
135 km or 84 mi Huzhou
$720
141 km or 87 mi Jiangyin
$681
142 km or 88 mi Zhoushan
$680
144 km or 89 mi Ningbo
$809
148 km or 92 mi Jingjiang
$665
155 km or 96 mi Shaoxing
$745
158 km or 98 mi Yixing
$678
159 km or 99 mi Changzhou
$782
160 km or 100 mi Rugao
$682
161 km or 100 mi Hangzhou
$882
177 km or 110 mi Taixing
$678
179 km or 111 mi Hai'an
$669
191 km or 119 mi Liyang
$666
197 km or 122 mi Yangzhong
$649
198 km or 123 mi Guangde
$657
201 km or 125 mi Danyang
$669
208 km or 129 mi Taizhou
$696
217 km or 135 mi Dongtai
$675
223 km or 139 mi Zhenjiang
$588
235 km or 146 mi Yangzhou
$709
236 km or 146 mi Jurong
$664
244 km or 152 mi Ningguo
$651
246 km or 153 mi Yiwu
$696
250 km or 155 mi Xinghua
$682
250 km or 156 mi Yizheng
$660
259 km or 161 mi Linhai
$675
260 km or 161 mi Xuancheng
$732
262 km or 163 mi Gaoyou
$669
274 km or 170 mi Nanjing
$817

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