Cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Tijuana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 49,444
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 24,131
  • Tijuana is the most expensive city in Mexico (1 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Latin America (9 out of 36)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is cheaper than in 74% of cities in the World (124 out of 168)

List of prices in Tijuana
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 340
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 164
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 63
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 28
12 eggs, large Mex$ 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 103
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 42
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 36
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 245
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 22
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 22,507
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 8,802
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 791
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 10,341
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,650
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 846
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 371
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,459
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,197
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 110
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 77
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 635
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 547
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,248
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,154
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 322,971
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 20
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 920
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 155
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 81
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 260
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 608
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 86
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 55
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 61
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 29
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 32
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 172
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 473
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 147
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 736
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 711
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 168
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 43
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 9,901
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 2.31
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 772
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 63
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 395 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2022

Tijuana position in our World Ranking

the world
124th
out of 168
latin america
9th
out of 36
mexico
1st
out of 6

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

the world
4th
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd
latin america
3rd
latin america
4th
latin america
4th

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