Shenzhen vs Tijuana - Cost of Living Comparison

Shenzhen Tijuana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1134
$913
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3065
$2398
🏠 One person rent
$599
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$1172
$940
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1625
$770
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
95
28
😀 Quality of life
80
61
🏙️ Population
17.5M
1.96M

The cost of living in Shenzhen is 24% more expensive than in Tijuana. Cities ranked 4211th and 5672nd ($1134 vs $913) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 4th in China and Mexico, respectively. Check China vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.4 months in Shenzhen compared to 0.8 months in Tijuana. Shenzhen ranked 3rd best city to live in China vs Tijuana ranked 3rd in Mexico, while ranked 355th and 5035th among best cities to live in the world.

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Shenzhen Tijuana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.45
$9.73
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$33
$37
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.57
$5.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.52
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.61
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$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
$479
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1602
$1147
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$951
$753
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.2
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.5
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.1
$23.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.12%
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$19092
$1553
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8314
$899
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.74
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34.2
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.36
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.47
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.94
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.15
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.49
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.8
$5.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$4.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$1.14
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.64
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.65
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.4
$9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.89
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.56
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.48
$5.54
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.71
$2.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.93
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.84
$1.35
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.4
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.47
$3.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64.1
$44.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.57
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$72.2
$44.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.3
$66.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$629
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$26673
$3578

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Distance City Cost of living
28 km or 17 mi Kowloon
$2352
30 km or 19 mi Hong Kong
$2822
58 km or 36 mi Zhuhai
$675
65 km or 40 mi Dongguan
$787
66 km or 41 mi Macau
$1613
72 km or 45 mi Zhongshan
$663
74 km or 46 mi Huizhou
$763
100 km or 62 mi Jiangmen
$711
105 km or 65 mi Guangzhou
$995
112 km or 69 mi Foshan
$641
134 km or 83 mi Shanwei
$710
142 km or 88 mi Kaiping
$665
150 km or 93 mi Heyuan
$696
164 km or 102 mi Qingyuan
$733
174 km or 108 mi Zhaoqing
$707
212 km or 131 mi Yunfu
$763
228 km or 142 mi Yangjiang
$719
233 km or 145 mi Puning
$700
256 km or 159 mi Shaoguan
$688
262 km or 163 mi Jieyang
$747
286 km or 178 mi Shantou
$1051
288 km or 179 mi Meizhou
$775
292 km or 182 mi Chaozhou
$648
299 km or 186 mi Wuzhou
$727
303 km or 188 mi Lianzhou
$651
330 km or 205 mi Hezhou
$701
337 km or 209 mi Gaozhou
$686
337 km or 210 mi Maoming
$537
377 km or 234 mi Ganzhou
$792
378 km or 235 mi Chenzhou
$815
401 km or 249 mi Yulin
$753
405 km or 252 mi Zhanjiang
$667
415 km or 258 mi Longyan
$691
428 km or 266 mi Zhangzhou
$751
460 km or 286 mi Guigang
$673
464 km or 288 mi Xiamen
$828
477 km or 297 mi Haikou
$608
485 km or 301 mi Kinmen
$828
489 km or 304 mi Guilin
$539
502 km or 312 mi Yongzhou
$751

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$1939
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$2696
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$627
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$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