Cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Tijuana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 59,362
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 28,043
  • Tijuana is the most expensive city in Mexico (1 out of 4)
  • Tijuana is the 4th most expensive city in Latin America (4 out of 33)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is cheaper than in 51% of cities in the World (101 out of 200)
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List of prices in Tijuana
Current as of Dec 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 421
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 193
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 72
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 28
12 eggs, large Mex$ 51
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 86
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 48
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 39
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 309
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 33
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 23,941
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 11,157
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,174
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 14,858
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 8,043
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 797
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 440
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 4,867
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,835
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 126
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 135
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 1,066
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 644
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,846
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,382
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 375,005
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 22
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 1,413
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 188
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 127
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 319
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 852
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 111
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 65
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 34
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 303
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 393
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 174
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 977
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 945
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 166
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 97
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 69
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 8,635
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 3.73
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,021
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 72
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 460 prices entered by 38 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2023

Tijuana position in our World Ranking

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out of 200
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out of 33
out of 4

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