Cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 155
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Mex$ 102
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 56
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 19
12 eggs, large Mex$ 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 33
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 20
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 205
2 liters of Coca-Cola Mex$ 25
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 24,459
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Mex$ 7,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,457
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Mex$ 7,548
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Mex$ 4,122
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Mex$ 1,143
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Mex$ 357
40” flat screen TV Mex$ 8,892
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,751
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 61
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 69
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 689
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Mex$ 852
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,010
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,068
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 296,366
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 15
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 644
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 99
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 102
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 185
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 475
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Mex$ 49
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 42
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 48
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 26
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 83
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 318
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 115
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 940
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 620
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 76
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 44
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Mex$ 9,386
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.07
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 557
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 53
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 256 prices entered by 45 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

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