Cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Tijuana

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 45,641
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 22,452
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is more expensive than in 75% of cities in Mexico (3 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is more expensive than in 68% of cities in Latin America (12 out of 34)
  • Cost of living in Tijuana is cheaper than in 77% of cities in the World (153 out of 200)
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List of prices in Tijuana, Mexico. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 221
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 152
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 64
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 20
12 eggs, large Mex$ 40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 91
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 46
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 27
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 287
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 23
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 21,602
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 7,653
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 606
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 10,409
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 5,874
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 656
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 369
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 7,170
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,186
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 105
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 83
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 678
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 533
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,364
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 886
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 287,150
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 19
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 931
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 127
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 79
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 179
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 582
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 73
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 57
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 29
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 31
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 159
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 405
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 146
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,323
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 627
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 148
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 69
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 49
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 9,766
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 1.70
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 752
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 62
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 427 prices entered by 43 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2021

Tijuana position in our World Ranking

the world
153rd
out of 200
latin america
12th
out of 34
mexico
3rd
out of 8

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

the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
5th
latin america
1st
latin america
2nd
latin america
2nd

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