Cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Tijuana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 46,068
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 22,081
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Mexico (3 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is more expensive than in 67% of cities in Latin America (13 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is cheaper than in 76% of cities in the World (151 out of 198)
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List of prices in Tijuana, Mexico. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 244
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 157
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 62
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 21
12 eggs, large Mex$ 51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 95
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 43
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 268
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 19,881
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 8,093
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 616
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 9,209
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,652
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 928
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 402
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,222
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,195
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 107
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 78
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 736
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 529
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,462
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,031
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 297,419
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 948
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 139
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 72
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 253
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 564
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 77
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 57
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 30
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 159
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 424
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 141
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,104
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 634
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 157
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 44
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 9,766
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.01
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 760
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 62
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 458 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

Tijuana position in our World Ranking

the world
151st
out of 198
latin america
13th
out of 36
mexico
3rd
out of 8

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

the world
1st
the world
4th
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd

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