Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Tijuana 

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Consumer Prices in Tijuana are 50.19% lower than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tijuana are 62.90% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Tijuana are 77.73% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tijuana are 49.60% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Tijuana are 57.95% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tijuana is 62.98% lower than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(403.69 MXN)
9.91 $
(200.00 MXN)
     -50.46 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 $
(1,614.75 MXN)
40.87 $
(825.00 MXN)
     -48.91 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.53 $
(192.36 MXN)
5.45 $
(110.00 MXN)
     -42.81 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 $
(141.29 MXN)
1.98 $
(40.00 MXN)
     -71.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(161.48 MXN)
3.72 $
(75.00 MXN)
     -53.55 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.74 $
(95.63 MXN)
3.06 $
(61.67 MXN)
     -35.51 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.44 $
(49.30 MXN)
1.06 $
(21.38 MXN)
     -56.64 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 $
(39.80 MXN)
0.54 $
(10.89 MXN)
     -72.64 %
Markets
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.10 $
(82.73 MXN)
4.55 $
(91.87 MXN)
     +11.05 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.46 $
(69.76 MXN)
1.45 $
(29.23 MXN)
     -58.10 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.04 $
(41.25 MXN)
0.52 $
(10.54 MXN)
     -74.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.02 $
(81.14 MXN)
1.40 $
(28.26 MXN)
     -65.17 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.62 $
(113.37 MXN)
2.31 $
(46.66 MXN)
     -58.85 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.81 $
(137.40 MXN)
1.97 $
(39.70 MXN)
     -71.11 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.73 $
(156.01 MXN)
4.16 $
(84.03 MXN)
     -46.14 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.06 $
(41.53 MXN)
0.84 $
(17.01 MXN)
     -59.04 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 $
(17.66 MXN)
0.53 $
(10.66 MXN)
     -39.65 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.46 $
(29.44 MXN)
0.46 $
(9.35 MXN)
     -68.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.73 $
(34.90 MXN)
0.60 $
(12.19 MXN)
     -65.07 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 $
(28.20 MXN)
0.47 $
(9.46 MXN)
     -66.45 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.11 $
(22.47 MXN)
0.39 $
(7.92 MXN)
     -64.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.53 $
(30.82 MXN)
0.86 $
(17.45 MXN)
     -43.37 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $
(40.44 MXN)
0.81 $
(16.27 MXN)
     -59.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(242.21 MXN)
9.17 $
(185.00 MXN)
     -23.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.18 $
(64.28 MXN)
1.21 $
(24.33 MXN)
     -62.15 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.80 $
(56.43 MXN)
2.43 $
(49.05 MXN)
     -13.08 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(201.84 MXN)
3.47 $
(70.00 MXN)
     -65.32 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(50.46 MXN)
0.84 $
(17.00 MXN)
     -66.31 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $
(1,513.83 MXN)
44.59 $
(900.00 MXN)
     -40.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(56.52 MXN)
1.74 $
(35.18 MXN)
     -37.74 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(60.55 MXN)
3.22 $
(64.97 MXN)
     +7.29 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.49 $
(514.60 MXN)
9.17 $
(185.00 MXN)
     -64.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.10 $
(123.22 MXN)
4.21 $
(84.96 MXN)
     -31.05 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 $
(524,794.56 MXN)
12,692.90 $
(256,198.64 MXN)
     -51.18 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,798.28 $
(460,169.77 MXN)
17,711.69 $
(357,500.00 MXN)
     -22.31 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 183.16 $
(3,696.94 MXN)
89.54 $
(1,807.38 MXN)
     -51.11 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.22 $
(4.47 MXN)
0.08 $
(1.67 MXN)
     -62.75 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.42 $
(1,482.02 MXN)
24.24 $
(489.30 MXN)
     -66.98 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.47 $
(897.51 MXN)
36.80 $
(742.86 MXN)
     -17.23 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.69 $
(336.88 MXN)
33.44 $
(675.00 MXN)
     +100.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(302.77 MXN)
3.72 $
(75.00 MXN)
     -75.23 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,275.00 $
(25,735.12 MXN)
123.86 $
(2,500.00 MXN)
     -90.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,638.10 $
(295,461.25 MXN)
3,577.16 $
(72,202.85 MXN)
     -75.56 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.62 $
(1,142.81 MXN)
45.68 $
(922.09 MXN)
     -19.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.64 $
(941.38 MXN)
38.06 $
(768.20 MXN)
     -18.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.95 $
(1,896.35 MXN)
67.24 $
(1,357.14 MXN)
     -28.43 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 99.95 $
(2,017.41 MXN)
64.41 $
(1,300.00 MXN)
     -35.56 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,605.40 $
(52,588.45 MXN)
609.42 $
(12,300.71 MXN)
     -76.61 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,120.45 $
(42,800.12 MXN)
311.28 $
(6,283.07 MXN)
     -85.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,455.00 $
(89,921.53 MXN)
1,158.09 $
(23,375.28 MXN)
     -74.00 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,537.50 $
(71,402.34 MXN)
753.42 $
(15,207.40 MXN)
     -78.70 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,127.19 $
(22,751.76 MXN)
145.42 $
(2,935.19 MXN)
     -87.10 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 563.08 $
(11,365.37 MXN)
84.22 $
(1,699.96 MXN)
     -85.04 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,652.25 $
(114,087.29 MXN)
776.18 $
(15,666.67 MXN)
     -86.27 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.02 12.36      +146.07 %
Last update: September 2022September 2022
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