#
Cost of living in
**Tijuana (Mexico)**
is
**55% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 520 prices entered by 46 different people.

Food in Tijuana (Mexico) is 63% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Tijuana (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||

Mex$ 145 (E£ 129) | E£ 81 | 59% |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||

Mex$ 102 (E£ 90) | E£ 73 | 25% |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||

Mex$ 71 (E£ 63) | E£ 38 | 68% |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||

Mex$ 23 (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | 50% |

12 eggs, large | ||

Mex$ 38 (E£ 34) | E£ 20 | 69% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||

Mex$ 23 (E£ 21) | E£ 13 | 66% |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||

Mex$ 67 (E£ 59) | E£ 29 | 101% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||

Mex$ 33 (E£ 29) | E£ 22 | 33% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||

Mex$ 20 (E£ 18) | E£ 5.88 | 199% |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

Mex$ 22 (E£ 20) | E£ 19 | 2% |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

Mex$ 194 (E£ 172) | E£ 92 | 86% |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

Mex$ 26 (E£ 23) | E£ 11 | 104% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

Mex$ 18 (E£ 16) | E£ 6 | 157% |

Housing in Tijuana (Mexico) is 94% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tijuana (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||

Mex$ 24,696 (E£ 21,882) | E£ 5,401 | 305% |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||

Mex$ 7,190 (E£ 6,371) | E£ 3,866 | 65% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||

Mex$ 1,486 (E£ 1,317) | E£ 898 | 47% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||

Mex$ 12,513 (E£ 11,087) | E£ 3,602 | 208% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||

Mex$ 4,122 (E£ 3,652) | E£ 2,335 | 56% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||

Mex$ 1,143 (E£ 1,013) | E£ 736 | 38% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

Mex$ 347 (E£ 307) | E£ 365 | 16% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

Mex$ 9,652 (E£ 8,552) | E£ 6,508 | 31% |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||

Mex$ 1,781 (E£ 1,578) | E£ 1,877 | 16% |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||

Mex$ 90 (E£ 80) | E£ 67 | 18% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

Mex$ 70 (E£ 62) | - | - |

Clothes in Tijuana (Mexico) is 12% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tijuana (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||

Mex$ 709 (E£ 628) | E£ 740 | 15% |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||

Mex$ 717 (E£ 635) | E£ 681 | 7% |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||

Mex$ 1,033 (E£ 916) | E£ 1,691 | 46% |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||

Mex$ 1,068 (E£ 946) | E£ 777 | 22% |

Transportation in Tijuana (Mexico) is 41% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tijuana (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||

Mex$ 281,770 (E£ 249,663) | E£ 453,039 | 45% |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||

Mex$ 17 (E£ 15) | E£ 3.88 | 294% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

Mex$ 696 (E£ 617) | E£ 182 | 238% |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ||

Mex$ 102 (E£ 91) | E£ 126 | 28% |

Personal Care in Tijuana (Mexico) is 97% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tijuana (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||

Mex$ 102 (E£ 90) | E£ 33 | 175% |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

Mex$ 260 (E£ 231) | E£ 72 | 218% |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||

Mex$ 522 (E£ 462) | E£ 200 | 131% |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||

Mex$ 58 (E£ 52) | E£ 40 | 29% |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||

Mex$ 42 (E£ 38) | E£ 21 | 79% |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||

Mex$ 52 (E£ 46) | E£ 26 | 81% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

Mex$ 27 (E£ 23) | E£ 20 | 18% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

Mex$ 25 (E£ 23) | E£ 15 | 54% |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||

Mex$ 103 (E£ 92) | E£ 46 | 99% |

Entertainment in Tijuana (Mexico) is 43% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Tijuana (Mexico) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

Mex$ 364 (E£ 323) | E£ 153 | 111% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

Mex$ 110 (E£ 97) | E£ 99 | 1% |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||

Mex$ 1,064 (E£ 942) | E£ 520 | 81% |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||

Mex$ 567 (E£ 503) | E£ 249 | 102% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

Mex$ 85 (E£ 75) | E£ 52 | 44% |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

Mex$ 68 (E£ 60) | E£ 25 | 138% |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||

Mex$ 50 (E£ 44) | E£ 19 | 127% |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

Mex$ 9,629 (E£ 8,532) | E£ 12,152 | 30% |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||

Mex$ 1.98 (E£ 1.75) | E£ 0.23 | 672% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

Mex$ 667 (E£ 591) | E£ 416 | 42% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

Mex$ 51 (E£ 45) | E£ 28 | 62% |

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### Compare other countries

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 23,302**(Mex$ 26,299) in Tijuana to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 15,000**in Alexandria.