Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Tijuana 

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Consumer Prices in Tijuana are 51.98% lower than in San Diego, CA (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tijuana are 63.87% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Tijuana are 78.84% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tijuana are 56.97% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Tijuana are 55.93% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tijuana is 65.37% lower than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(299.14 MXN)
6.27 $
(125.00 MXN)
     -58.21 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(1,495.71 MXN)
30.09 $
(600.00 MXN)
     -59.89 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 $
(179.49 MXN)
4.96 $
(99.00 MXN)
     -44.84 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.25 $
(124.64 MXN)
1.88 $
(37.41 MXN)
     -69.99 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(159.54 MXN)
2.38 $
(47.50 MXN)
     -70.23 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.25 $
(84.83 MXN)
2.70 $
(53.85 MXN)
     -36.52 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 $
(37.13 MXN)
0.87 $
(17.32 MXN)
     -53.34 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 $
(32.88 MXN)
0.62 $
(12.43 MXN)
     -62.18 %
Markets
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.31 $
(66.04 MXN)
4.10 $
(81.76 MXN)
     +23.81 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.25 $
(64.84 MXN)
1.39 $
(27.76 MXN)
     -57.19 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.02 $
(40.35 MXN)
0.54 $
(10.77 MXN)
     -73.30 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.78 $
(55.48 MXN)
1.55 $
(30.82 MXN)
     -44.45 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.40 $
(107.75 MXN)
2.16 $
(43.09 MXN)
     -60.01 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.12 $
(102.01 MXN)
1.90 $
(37.99 MXN)
     -62.76 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.03 $
(120.26 MXN)
3.46 $
(69.00 MXN)
     -42.63 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $
(36.82 MXN)
0.88 $
(17.52 MXN)
     -52.41 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.82 $
(16.43 MXN)
0.48 $
(9.48 MXN)
     -42.33 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.51 $
(30.03 MXN)
0.51 $
(10.11 MXN)
     -66.34 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.82 $
(36.20 MXN)
0.67 $
(13.27 MXN)
     -63.35 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(23.56 MXN)
0.40 $
(7.94 MXN)
     -66.31 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.04 $
(20.82 MXN)
0.43 $
(8.62 MXN)
     -58.61 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 $
(33.22 MXN)
0.89 $
(17.71 MXN)
     -46.67 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $
(36.50 MXN)
0.84 $
(16.75 MXN)
     -54.10 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(239.31 MXN)
6.14 $
(122.50 MXN)
     -48.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.05 $
(60.78 MXN)
1.30 $
(25.88 MXN)
     -57.43 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $
(40.93 MXN)
2.07 $
(41.25 MXN)
     +0.79 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(199.43 MXN)
2.91 $
(58.00 MXN)
     -70.92 %
Transportation
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(49.86 MXN)
0.75 $
(15.00 MXN)
     -69.91 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(1,435.88 MXN)
30.09 $
(600.00 MXN)
     -58.21 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(55.84 MXN)
1.55 $
(31.00 MXN)
     -44.48 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(59.83 MXN)
1.76 $
(35.00 MXN)
     -41.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(498.57 MXN)
10.03 $
(200.00 MXN)
     -59.89 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.40 $
(67.76 MXN)
3.59 $
(71.64 MXN)
     +5.72 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(498,570.02 MXN)
14,040.15 $
(280,000.00 MXN)
     -43.84 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,554.38 $
(449,797.41 MXN)
16,798.04 $
(335,000.00 MXN)
     -25.52 %
Utilities (Monthly)
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 134.64 $
(2,685.13 MXN)
61.31 $
(1,222.73 MXN)
     -54.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 $
(4.25 MXN)
0.10 $
(1.92 MXN)
     -54.87 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.68 $
(1,229.99 MXN)
25.03 $
(499.20 MXN)
     -59.41 %
Sports And Leisure
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.52 $
(788.24 MXN)
27.89 $
(556.19 MXN)
     -29.44 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.85 $
(336.08 MXN)
24.13 $
(481.25 MXN)
     +43.19 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(299.14 MXN)
3.46 $
(69.00 MXN)
     -76.93 %
Childcare
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,168.25 $
(23,298.18 MXN)
118.67 $
(2,366.67 MXN)
     -89.84 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $
(411,890.06 MXN)
1,805.16 $
(36,000.00 MXN)
     -91.26 %
Clothing And Shoes
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 53.89 $
(1,074.81 MXN)
46.77 $
(932.73 MXN)
     -13.22 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.68 $
(871.04 MXN)
28.69 $
(572.22 MXN)
     -34.31 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 78.27 $
(1,560.94 MXN)
65.81 $
(1,312.50 MXN)
     -15.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.18 $
(2,097.67 MXN)
68.25 $
(1,361.11 MXN)
     -35.11 %
Rent Per Month
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,143.20 $
(42,741.48 MXN)
408.50 $
(8,146.64 MXN)
     -80.94 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,716.73 $
(34,236.46 MXN)
259.41 $
(5,173.32 MXN)
     -84.89 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,660.63 $
(73,003.14 MXN)
855.02 $
(17,051.47 MXN)
     -76.64 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,861.99 $
(57,076.07 MXN)
670.09 $
(13,363.41 MXN)
     -76.59 %
Buy Apartment Price
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 608.69 $
(12,138.94 MXN)
100.02 $
(1,994.74 MXN)
     -83.57 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 389.70 $
(7,771.70 MXN)
53.78 $
(1,072.55 MXN)
     -86.20 %
Salaries And Financing
San Diego, CA Edit Tijuana Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,152.39 $
(102,753.03 MXN)
644.70 $
(12,857.14 MXN)
     -87.49 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.81 12.36      +224.60 %
Last update: May 2021April 2021
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