Cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Tijuana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 45,712
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 22,719
  • Tijuana is the 2nd most expensive city in Mexico (2 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is cheaper than in 64% of cities in Latin America (28 out of 44)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is cheaper than in 86% of cities in the World (224 out of 259)

List of prices in Tijuana, Mexico. Current as of Mar 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 168
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 126
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 23
12 eggs, large Mex$ 40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 80
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 52
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 26
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 323
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 23
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 20,988
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 8,847
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,293
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 10,301
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 6,620
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,130
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 406
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 8,412
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,065
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 94
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 72
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 849
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 568
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,450
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,128
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 279,794
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 856
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 122
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 80
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 262
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 615
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 73
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 45
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 60
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 26
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 42
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 155
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 361
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 119
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,239
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 577
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 114
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 68
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 68
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 10,419
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.70
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 622
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 55
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 558 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: March 31, 2020

Tijuana position in our World Ranking

the world
224th
out of 259
latin america
28th
out of 44
mexico
2nd
out of 11

Cheapest and most expensive products in Tijuana compared to other cities:

the world
4th
latin america
2nd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
mexico
1st
mexico
1st

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