Cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Tijuana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 59,073
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 30,537
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Tijuana
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 242
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 169
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 99
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 26
12 eggs, large Mex$ 85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 126
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 46
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 406
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 23
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 32,507
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 9,446
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,042
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 11,812
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 6,469
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,030
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 389
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 5,913
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,045
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 122
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 169
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 763
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 589
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,697
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,273
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 362,052
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 21
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 804
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 194
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 86
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 186
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 818
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 85
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 58
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 54
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 34
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 228
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 434
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 163
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,277
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 1,001
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 158
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 109
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 38
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 8,493
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 5.54
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,289
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 75
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 458 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: October 04, 2022

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