Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Tijuana 

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Consumer Prices in Tijuana are 51.92% lower than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tijuana are 63.15% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Tijuana are 77.26% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tijuana are 51.79% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Tijuana are 61.91% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tijuana is 69.47% lower than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(310.12 MXN)
7.26 $
(150.00 MXN)
     -51.63 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(1,550.59 MXN)
31.44 $
(650.00 MXN)
     -58.08 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(186.07 MXN)
4.84 $
(100.00 MXN)
     -46.26 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.25 $
(129.22 MXN)
2.00 $
(41.35 MXN)
     -68.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(165.40 MXN)
4.84 $
(100.00 MXN)
     -39.54 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.30 $
(88.94 MXN)
3.02 $
(62.54 MXN)
     -29.68 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 $
(38.70 MXN)
0.94 $
(19.33 MXN)
     -50.04 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 $
(34.36 MXN)
0.60 $
(12.50 MXN)
     -63.62 %
Markets
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.30 $
(68.33 MXN)
4.15 $
(85.80 MXN)
     +25.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.28 $
(67.76 MXN)
1.32 $
(27.37 MXN)
     -59.61 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.12 $
(43.83 MXN)
0.42 $
(8.69 MXN)
     -80.16 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.76 $
(57.15 MXN)
1.53 $
(31.63 MXN)
     -44.65 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.46 $
(112.89 MXN)
1.62 $
(33.45 MXN)
     -70.37 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.18 $
(107.10 MXN)
1.22 $
(25.31 MXN)
     -76.37 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.07 $
(125.44 MXN)
3.36 $
(69.48 MXN)
     -44.61 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.79 $
(37.04 MXN)
0.75 $
(15.42 MXN)
     -58.36 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $
(17.03 MXN)
0.48 $
(9.98 MXN)
     -41.40 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.51 $
(31.14 MXN)
0.39 $
(8.05 MXN)
     -74.14 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.86 $
(38.53 MXN)
0.40 $
(8.35 MXN)
     -78.34 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(24.42 MXN)
0.38 $
(7.82 MXN)
     -67.96 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.04 $
(21.58 MXN)
0.27 $
(5.67 MXN)
     -73.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 $
(34.44 MXN)
0.79 $
(16.40 MXN)
     -52.38 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $
(36.41 MXN)
0.68 $
(14.00 MXN)
     -61.55 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(248.09 MXN)
5.44 $
(112.50 MXN)
     -54.65 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.24 $
(66.95 MXN)
1.21 $
(25.00 MXN)
     -62.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 $
(43.00 MXN)
2.48 $
(51.25 MXN)
     +19.18 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(206.75 MXN)
2.90 $
(60.00 MXN)
     -70.98 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(51.69 MXN)
0.97 $
(20.00 MXN)
     -61.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(1,488.57 MXN)
43.53 $
(900.00 MXN)
     -39.54 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(57.89 MXN)
1.45 $
(30.00 MXN)
     -48.18 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(62.02 MXN)
2.34 $
(48.28 MXN)
     -22.16 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(516.86 MXN)
9.67 $
(200.00 MXN)
     -61.31 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.52 $
(72.68 MXN)
3.57 $
(73.80 MXN)
     +1.54 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(516,863.75 MXN)
12,817.69 $
(265,000.00 MXN)
     -48.73 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,151.52 $
(457,972.79 MXN)
16,042.27 $
(331,666.67 MXN)
     -27.58 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.03 $
(2,791.62 MXN)
45.95 $
(950.00 MXN)
     -65.97 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $
(4.66 MXN)
0.08 $
(1.67 MXN)
     -64.26 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 62.04 $
(1,282.64 MXN)
25.19 $
(520.71 MXN)
     -59.40 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.55 $
(817.59 MXN)
38.69 $
(800.00 MXN)
     -2.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.95 $
(329.69 MXN)
32.65 $
(675.00 MXN)
     +104.74 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(310.12 MXN)
3.51 $
(72.50 MXN)
     -76.62 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,169.77 $
(24,184.49 MXN)
112.86 $
(2,333.33 MXN)
     -90.35 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $
(427,003.29 MXN)
1,451.06 $
(30,000.00 MXN)
     -92.97 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.89 $
(1,114.24 MXN)
51.59 $
(1,066.67 MXN)
     -4.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.07 $
(911.16 MXN)
24.18 $
(500.00 MXN)
     -45.12 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.95 $
(1,632.25 MXN)
61.27 $
(1,266.67 MXN)
     -22.40 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 106.01 $
(2,191.63 MXN)
91.90 $
(1,900.00 MXN)
     -13.31 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,152.38 $
(44,499.39 MXN)
387.43 $
(8,009.91 MXN)
     -82.00 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,716.73 $
(35,492.68 MXN)
280.75 $
(5,804.40 MXN)
     -83.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,719.25 $
(76,893.76 MXN)
970.83 $
(20,071.40 MXN)
     -73.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,863.22 $
(59,195.69 MXN)
737.76 $
(15,252.96 MXN)
     -74.23 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 594.49 $
(12,290.88 MXN)
78.64 $
(1,625.79 MXN)
     -86.77 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 393.74 $
(8,140.47 MXN)
42.69 $
(882.57 MXN)
     -89.16 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,266.97 $
(108,892.25 MXN)
592.52 $
(12,250.00 MXN)
     -88.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.76 12.36      +228.88 %
Last update: June 2021June 2021
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