Cost of Living Comparison Between Los Angeles, CA and Tijuana 

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Consumer Prices in Tijuana are 45.1% lower than in Los Angeles, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tijuana are 59.6% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Rent Prices in Tijuana are 76.5% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tijuana are 46.7% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Groceries Prices in Tijuana are 53.4% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tijuana is 61.8% lower than in Los Angeles, CA
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Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(379.35 MXN)
10.54 $
(200.00 MXN)
     -47.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 $
(1,707.08 MXN)
46.13 $
(875.00 MXN)
     -48.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 $
(189.68 MXN)
6.33 $
(120.00 MXN)
     -36.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(151.74 MXN)
2.64 $
(50.00 MXN)
     -67.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 $
(170.71 MXN)
4.22 $
(80.00 MXN)
     -53.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.16 $
(97.95 MXN)
3.37 $
(63.89 MXN)
     -34.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 $
(51.60 MXN)
1.16 $
(22.00 MXN)
     -57.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.31 $
(43.84 MXN)
0.61 $
(11.56 MXN)
     -73.6 %
Markets
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.47 $
(84.77 MXN)
4.74 $
(89.93 MXN)
     +6.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.53 $
(66.99 MXN)
1.56 $
(29.68 MXN)
     -55.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.61 $
(49.43 MXN)
0.56 $
(10.66 MXN)
     -78.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.67 $
(88.60 MXN)
1.56 $
(29.61 MXN)
     -66.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.95 $
(112.92 MXN)
2.63 $
(49.90 MXN)
     -55.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.39 $
(102.27 MXN)
2.42 $
(45.94 MXN)
     -55.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.26 $
(156.73 MXN)
4.45 $
(84.48 MXN)
     -46.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $
(35.10 MXN)
0.92 $
(17.50 MXN)
     -50.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.80 $
(15.25 MXN)
0.56 $
(10.60 MXN)
     -30.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.52 $
(28.91 MXN)
0.51 $
(9.67 MXN)
     -66.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.85 $
(35.09 MXN)
0.62 $
(11.69 MXN)
     -66.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.15 $
(21.72 MXN)
0.53 $
(9.98 MXN)
     -54.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.02 $
(19.27 MXN)
0.35 $
(6.73 MXN)
     -65.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.78 $
(33.78 MXN)
0.88 $
(16.70 MXN)
     -50.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.06 $
(39.14 MXN)
0.79 $
(15.07 MXN)
     -61.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(227.61 MXN)
11.07 $
(210.00 MXN)
     -7.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.36 $
(44.75 MXN)
1.31 $
(24.84 MXN)
     -44.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 $
(57.72 MXN)
2.41 $
(45.74 MXN)
     -20.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11.50 $
(218.13 MXN)
3.82 $
(72.50 MXN)
     -66.8 %
Transportation
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.75 $
(33.19 MXN)
0.87 $
(16.50 MXN)
     -50.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 99.50 $
(1,887.28 MXN)
47.45 $
(900.00 MXN)
     -52.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $
(75.87 MXN)
1.77 $
(33.59 MXN)
     -55.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $
(52.16 MXN)
2.85 $
(54.05 MXN)
     +3.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.19 $
(553.66 MXN)
9.75 $
(185.00 MXN)
     -66.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.33 $
(101.01 MXN)
4.55 $
(86.25 MXN)
     -14.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,250.00 $
(478,931.90 MXN)
12,959.21 $
(245,805.10 MXN)
     -48.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,651.92 $
(448,620.22 MXN)
18,847.93 $
(357,500.00 MXN)
     -20.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 150.11 $
(2,847.19 MXN)
113.00 $
(2,143.42 MXN)
     -24.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $
(1.93 MXN)
0.08 $
(1.50 MXN)
     -22.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 68.69 $
(1,302.88 MXN)
25.22 $
(478.34 MXN)
     -63.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.20 $
(838.43 MXN)
36.15 $
(685.71 MXN)
     -18.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.50 $
(256.06 MXN)
35.59 $
(675.00 MXN)
     +163.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.49 $
(293.81 MXN)
3.95 $
(75.00 MXN)
     -74.5 %
Childcare
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,426.67 $
(27,060.44 MXN)
131.80 $
(2,500.00 MXN)
     -90.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,929.57 $
(434,918.86 MXN)
3,713.91 $
(70,443.94 MXN)
     -83.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.44 $
(1,184.32 MXN)
46.46 $
(881.25 MXN)
     -25.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.79 $
(792.63 MXN)
43.15 $
(818.47 MXN)
     +3.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.77 $
(1,892.47 MXN)
75.13 $
(1,425.00 MXN)
     -24.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 138.52 $
(2,627.46 MXN)
70.04 $
(1,328.57 MXN)
     -49.4 %
Rent Per Month
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,630.97 $
(49,903.18 MXN)
657.04 $
(12,462.45 MXN)
     -75.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,014.06 $
(38,201.97 MXN)
338.03 $
(6,411.65 MXN)
     -83.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,620.00 $
(87,630.31 MXN)
1,207.26 $
(22,898.79 MXN)
     -73.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,631.29 $
(68,876.77 MXN)
772.25 $
(14,647.75 MXN)
     -78.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 850.31 $
(16,128.30 MXN)
149.85 $
(2,842.35 MXN)
     -82.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 567.50 $
(10,764.02 MXN)
86.69 $
(1,644.25 MXN)
     -84.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Los Angeles, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,351.81 $
(101,510.95 MXN)
825.97 $
(15,666.67 MXN)
     -84.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.30 11.92      +125.0 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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