Cost of Living Comparison Between San Diego, CA and Tijuana 

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Consumer Prices in Tijuana are 54.18% lower than in San Diego, CA
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Tijuana are 66.00% lower than in San Diego, CA
Rent Prices in Tijuana are 80.93% lower than in San Diego, CA
Restaurant Prices in Tijuana are 60.54% lower than in San Diego, CA
Groceries Prices in Tijuana are 56.79% lower than in San Diego, CA
Local Purchasing Power in Tijuana is 66.93% lower than in San Diego, CA
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Restaurants San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $
(312.95 MXN)
5.75 $
(120.00 MXN)
     -61.66 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(1,564.76 MXN)
27.56 $
(575.00 MXN)
     -63.25 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.62 $
(179.95 MXN)
4.79 $
(100.00 MXN)
     -44.43 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.25 $
(130.40 MXN)
1.56 $
(32.50 MXN)
     -75.08 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(166.91 MXN)
2.16 $
(45.00 MXN)
     -73.04 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.27 $
(89.11 MXN)
2.40 $
(50.00 MXN)
     -43.89 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.96 $
(40.89 MXN)
0.83 $
(17.23 MXN)
     -57.85 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.69 $
(35.25 MXN)
0.66 $
(13.86 MXN)
     -60.68 %
Markets San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.71 $
(77.42 MXN)
3.64 $
(75.89 MXN)
     -1.98 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.39 $
(70.73 MXN)
1.28 $
(26.78 MXN)
     -62.14 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.02 $
(42.20 MXN)
0.57 $
(11.79 MXN)
     -72.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.37 $
(70.29 MXN)
1.43 $
(29.89 MXN)
     -57.48 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.39 $
(112.43 MXN)
2.26 $
(47.06 MXN)
     -58.14 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.15 $
(107.50 MXN)
2.30 $
(47.91 MXN)
     -55.43 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.97 $
(124.56 MXN)
3.40 $
(70.87 MXN)
     -43.10 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.68 $
(35.15 MXN)
0.93 $
(19.37 MXN)
     -44.88 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $
(19.99 MXN)
0.42 $
(8.81 MXN)
     -55.92 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.69 $
(35.21 MXN)
0.61 $
(12.70 MXN)
     -63.93 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.94 $
(40.43 MXN)
0.63 $
(13.04 MXN)
     -67.75 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.23 $
(25.69 MXN)
0.44 $
(9.19 MXN)
     -64.24 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 $
(23.64 MXN)
0.47 $
(9.85 MXN)
     -58.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.77 $
(36.95 MXN)
0.85 $
(17.67 MXN)
     -52.19 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $
(39.74 MXN)
0.81 $
(17.00 MXN)
     -57.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $
(271.22 MXN)
5.99 $
(125.00 MXN)
     -53.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.75 $
(57.37 MXN)
1.06 $
(22.12 MXN)
     -61.44 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.22 $
(46.34 MXN)
2.12 $
(44.29 MXN)
     -4.44 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(208.63 MXN)
2.71 $
(56.50 MXN)
     -72.92 %
Transportation San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(52.16 MXN)
0.72 $
(15.00 MXN)
     -71.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(1,502.17 MXN)
28.76 $
(600.00 MXN)
     -60.06 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(58.42 MXN)
1.44 $
(30.00 MXN)
     -48.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(62.59 MXN)
1.68 $
(35.00 MXN)
     -44.08 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(521.59 MXN)
9.59 $
(200.00 MXN)
     -61.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.66 $
(76.37 MXN)
3.48 $
(72.59 MXN)
     -4.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000.00 $
(500,722.80 MXN)
13,420.60 $
(280,000.00 MXN)
     -44.08 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,554.68 $
(449,705.03 MXN)
15,047.85 $
(313,950.00 MXN)
     -30.19 %
Utilities (Monthly) San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 133.61 $
(2,787.51 MXN)
61.61 $
(1,285.30 MXN)
     -53.89 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $
(4.75 MXN)
0.08 $
(1.64 MXN)
     -65.41 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 63.57 $
(1,326.30 MXN)
22.84 $
(476.42 MXN)
     -64.08 %
Sports And Leisure San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.08 $
(857.10 MXN)
26.93 $
(561.86 MXN)
     -34.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.81 $
(350.63 MXN)
23.97 $
(500.00 MXN)
     +42.60 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(292.09 MXN)
3.12 $
(65.00 MXN)
     -77.75 %
Childcare San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,154.06 $
(24,077.65 MXN)
123.02 $
(2,566.67 MXN)
     -89.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,653.57 $
(430,904.75 MXN)
1,797.40 $
(37,500.00 MXN)
     -91.30 %
Clothing And Shoes San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.55 $
(1,096.30 MXN)
39.81 $
(830.60 MXN)
     -24.24 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.16 $
(962.97 MXN)
30.96 $
(645.83 MXN)
     -32.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.90 $
(1,687.94 MXN)
63.78 $
(1,330.77 MXN)
     -21.16 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 108.65 $
(2,266.87 MXN)
54.32 $
(1,133.33 MXN)
     -50.00 %
Rent Per Month San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,181.32 $
(45,509.97 MXN)
397.37 $
(8,290.61 MXN)
     -81.78 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,772.32 $
(36,976.66 MXN)
205.51 $
(4,287.56 MXN)
     -88.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,603.51 $
(75,181.75 MXN)
801.84 $
(16,729.20 MXN)
     -77.75 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,944.63 $
(61,435.07 MXN)
598.14 $
(12,479.33 MXN)
     -79.69 %
Buy Apartment Price San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 566.81 $
(11,825.53 MXN)
95.61 $
(1,994.74 MXN)
     -83.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 376.61 $
(7,857.47 MXN)
51.41 $
(1,072.55 MXN)
     -86.35 %
Salaries And Financing San Diego, CA[ Edit ] Tijuana[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,023.66 $
(104,810.84 MXN)
564.98 $
(11,787.50 MXN)
     -88.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.09 11.94      +191.65 %
Last update: October 2020October 2020
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