Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Tijuana 

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Consumer Prices in Tijuana are 49.16% lower than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tijuana are 60.92% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Tijuana are 75.67% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tijuana are 49.97% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Tijuana are 58.03% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tijuana is 71.06% lower than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(297.93 MXN)
7.55 $
(150.00 MXN)
     -49.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(1,489.67 MXN)
32.73 $
(650.00 MXN)
     -56.37 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(178.76 MXN)
5.03 $
(100.00 MXN)
     -44.06 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.12 $
(121.66 MXN)
2.01 $
(40.00 MXN)
     -67.12 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(158.90 MXN)
5.00 $
(99.41 MXN)
     -37.44 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.36 $
(86.64 MXN)
3.12 $
(61.91 MXN)
     -28.55 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 $
(36.28 MXN)
0.97 $
(19.18 MXN)
     -47.14 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 $
(30.80 MXN)
0.63 $
(12.48 MXN)
     -59.49 %
Markets
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.29 $
(65.40 MXN)
4.24 $
(84.23 MXN)
     +28.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.24 $
(64.40 MXN)
1.34 $
(26.65 MXN)
     -58.62 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.12 $
(42.11 MXN)
0.54 $
(10.77 MXN)
     -74.42 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.74 $
(54.32 MXN)
1.57 $
(31.11 MXN)
     -42.72 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.39 $
(107.07 MXN)
1.77 $
(35.15 MXN)
     -67.17 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.85 $
(96.40 MXN)
1.42 $
(28.27 MXN)
     -70.67 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.07 $
(120.51 MXN)
3.62 $
(71.95 MXN)
     -40.30 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.80 $
(35.76 MXN)
0.78 $
(15.57 MXN)
     -56.45 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $
(16.19 MXN)
0.53 $
(10.43 MXN)
     -35.57 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.51 $
(29.91 MXN)
0.43 $
(8.54 MXN)
     -71.44 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.86 $
(37.01 MXN)
0.46 $
(9.22 MXN)
     -75.08 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(23.46 MXN)
0.39 $
(7.71 MXN)
     -67.13 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.04 $
(20.73 MXN)
0.31 $
(6.12 MXN)
     -70.47 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 $
(33.09 MXN)
0.90 $
(17.83 MXN)
     -46.10 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $
(34.14 MXN)
0.72 $
(14.33 MXN)
     -58.02 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(238.35 MXN)
7.43 $
(147.50 MXN)
     -38.12 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.24 $
(64.32 MXN)
1.31 $
(26.06 MXN)
     -59.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 $
(41.31 MXN)
2.33 $
(46.25 MXN)
     +11.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(198.62 MXN)
3.27 $
(65.00 MXN)
     -67.27 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(49.66 MXN)
0.96 $
(19.00 MXN)
     -61.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(1,430.09 MXN)
45.31 $
(900.00 MXN)
     -37.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(55.61 MXN)
1.26 $
(25.00 MXN)
     -55.05 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(59.59 MXN)
2.43 $
(48.28 MXN)
     -18.98 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(496.56 MXN)
9.31 $
(185.00 MXN)
     -62.74 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.73 $
(73.99 MXN)
3.75 $
(74.51 MXN)
     +0.71 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(496,558.00 MXN)
13,341.85 $
(265,000.00 MXN)
     -46.63 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,184.34 $
(440,632.39 MXN)
16,698.28 $
(331,666.67 MXN)
     -24.73 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 139.67 $
(2,774.11 MXN)
48.33 $
(960.00 MXN)
     -65.39 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $
(4.54 MXN)
0.08 $
(1.67 MXN)
     -63.32 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.62 $
(1,223.83 MXN)
26.72 $
(530.72 MXN)
     -56.63 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.12 $
(777.01 MXN)
36.50 $
(725.00 MXN)
     -6.69 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.28 $
(283.63 MXN)
33.98 $
(675.00 MXN)
     +137.98 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(297.93 MXN)
3.27 $
(65.00 MXN)
     -78.18 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,265.60 $
(25,137.83 MXN)
113.28 $
(2,250.00 MXN)
     -91.05 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $
(410,227.84 MXN)
1,510.40 $
(30,000.00 MXN)
     -92.69 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.57 $
(1,063.96 MXN)
52.86 $
(1,050.00 MXN)
     -1.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44.88 $
(891.51 MXN)
30.21 $
(600.00 MXN)
     -32.70 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.71 $
(1,563.31 MXN)
70.49 $
(1,400.00 MXN)
     -10.45 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 102.63 $
(2,038.39 MXN)
95.66 $
(1,900.00 MXN)
     -6.79 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,167.30 $
(43,047.53 MXN)
426.57 $
(8,472.64 MXN)
     -80.32 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,721.94 $
(34,201.66 MXN)
313.96 $
(6,235.90 MXN)
     -81.77 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,676.43 $
(73,022.43 MXN)
1,025.45 $
(20,367.73 MXN)
     -72.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,857.27 $
(56,751.96 MXN)
772.29 $
(15,339.51 MXN)
     -72.97 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 641.30 $
(12,737.74 MXN)
81.85 $
(1,625.79 MXN)
     -87.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 397.20 $
(7,889.24 MXN)
44.43 $
(882.57 MXN)
     -88.81 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,119.86 $
(101,692.22 MXN)
578.99 $
(11,500.00 MXN)
     -88.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.64 12.06      +231.39 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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