Tijuana vs Tucson - Cost of Living Comparison

Tijuana Tucson
🚶 Cost of living one person
$913
$1689
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2398
$3794
🏠 One person rent
$410
$979
🏘️ Family rent
$940
$1482
🍽️ Food expenses
$278
$476
🚐 Transport expenses
$149
$105
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$770
$3162
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
28
33
😀 Quality of life
61
79
🏙️ Population
1.96M
543K

The cost of living in Tijuana is 46% less expensive than in Tucson. Cities ranked 5672nd and 2227th ($913 vs $1689) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 1912th in Mexico and the United States, respectively. Check Mexico vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Tijuana compared to 1.9 months in Tucson. Tijuana ranked 3rd best city to live in Mexico vs Tucson ranked 85th in the United States, while ranked 5035th and 374th among best cities to live in the world.

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Tijuana Tucson
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.73
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$37
$45
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.38
$9.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.97
$5.36
 Cappuccino
$3.06
$5.01
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.96
$2.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$547
$1069
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$278
$720
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1147
$1548
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$753
$1138
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.5
$132
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$84.5
$205
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.9
$57.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.44%
5.5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1553
$2986
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$899
$1390
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$1.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.8
$60.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.9
$14.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.1
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.59
$2.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
$3.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.08
$11.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.37
$8.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.18
$14.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$3.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.14
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$3.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$3.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.49
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.48
$2.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.16
$2.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.42
$9.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.54
$9.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.88
$3.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$3.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.35
$1.71
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.4
$26.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.65
$11.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$44.3
$92.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.4
$16.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.8
$43.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$66.2
$85.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$123
$963
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3578
$12477

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
16 km or 9.9 mi Casas Adobes
$1938
23 km or 14 mi Oro Valley
$1944
26 km or 16 mi Marana
$1941
33 km or 20 mi Sahuarita
$1935
97 km or 60 mi Nogales
$1809
97 km or 60 mi Sierra Vista
$1929
100 km or 62 mi Nogales
$531
101 km or 62 mi Florence
$1946
106 km or 66 mi Casa Grande
$1954
133 km or 83 mi Queen Creek
$2174
140 km or 87 mi Maricopa
$1985
145 km or 90 mi Apache Junction
$1943
148 km or 92 mi Chandler
$2602
149 km or 93 mi Gilbert
$1929
157 km or 98 mi Mesa
$2114
164 km or 102 mi Agua Prieta
$630
164 km or 102 mi Tempe
$1892
169 km or 105 mi Scottsdale
$2050
171 km or 106 mi Fountain Hills
$1944
181 km or 112 mi Phoenix
$2374
189 km or 118 mi Avondale
$2170
190 km or 118 mi Goodyear
$1950
193 km or 120 mi Glendale
$1980
195 km or 121 mi Peoria
$2375
201 km or 125 mi Buckeye
$1994
202 km or 126 mi El Mirage
$1951
204 km or 126 mi Caborca
$629
206 km or 128 mi Surprise
$2017
295 km or 183 mi Prescott Valley
$1940
295 km or 183 mi Prescott
$1977
337 km or 210 mi Flagstaff
$2255
347 km or 216 mi Hermosillo
$730
350 km or 217 mi Nuevo Casas Grandes
$520
350 km or 217 mi Yuma
$1566
361 km or 225 mi San Luis Rio Colorado
$572
362 km or 225 mi San Luis
$1947
376 km or 233 mi Blythe
$1942
391 km or 243 mi Las Cruces
$1280
403 km or 250 mi Lake Havasu
$1914
419 km or 260 mi Gallup
$1936