Cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Tijuana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 45,128
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 22,274
  • Tijuana is the 2nd most expensive city in Mexico (2 out of 10)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is more expensive than in 62% of cities in Latin America (19 out of 47)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is cheaper than in 76% of cities in the World (214 out of 283)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 169
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 122
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 64
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 22
12 eggs, large Mex$ 36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 88
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 51
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 314
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 20,628
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 8,192
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,283
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 12,468
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 6,417
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 1,124
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 388
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,398
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,965
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 98
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 69
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 799
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 558
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,320
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,063
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 299,754
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 787
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 119
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 108
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 301
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 627
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 73
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 60
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 26
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 40
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 155
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 342
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 116
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,100
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$ 106
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 69
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 65
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$ 685
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 55
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 570 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

Tijuana position in our World Ranking

the world
214th
out of 283
latin america
19th
out of 47
mexico
2nd
out of 10

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

latin america
4th
latin america
4th
latin america
4th
mexico
1st
mexico
1st
mexico
1st

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