Cost of Living in Tijuana

Summary of cost of living in Tijuana, Mexico:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 230.72 MXN 150.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 MXN 500.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 MXN 130.00-180.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 MXN 40.00-85.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.00 MXN 90.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 73.82 MXN 42.00-90.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.05 MXN 15.00-30.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.82 MXN 12.00-25.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 103.43 MXN 80.00-124.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 37.77 MXN 26.31-58.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.14 MXN 9.07-15.88
Eggs (regular) (12) 52.28 MXN 35.00-89.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 50.23 MXN 20.41-108.86
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 49.89 MXN 20.41-72.57
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 86.01 MXN 54.43-113.40
Apples (1 lb) 20.69 MXN 6.80-24.95
Banana (1 lb) 10.85 MXN 9.07-20.41
Oranges (1 lb) 14.58 MXN 9.07-23.98
Tomato (1 lb) 12.76 MXN 8.16-16.33
Potato (1 lb) 14.96 MXN 6.80-23.98
Onion (1 lb) 11.80 MXN 6.80-19.96
Lettuce (1 head) 22.17 MXN 10.00-27.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.45 MXN 14.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 225.00 MXN 150.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 27.60 MXN 17.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.75 MXN 25.00-80.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 72.00 MXN 70.00-80.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 17.50 MXN 15.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 328.50 MXN 300.00-357.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 57.50 MXN 20.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 MXN 16.09-96.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 MXN
Gasoline (1 gallon) 89.30 MXN 79.49-94.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 475,000.00 MXN 400,000.00-550,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 413,333.33 MXN 440,000.00-450,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,275.56 MXN 980.77-2,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 448.50 MXN 250.00-750.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 578.97 MXN 450.00-881.04
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 705.00 MXN 400.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 583.33 MXN 150.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 85.00 MXN 70.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,675.00 MXN 1,500.00-6,700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 52,200.00 MXN 20,400.00-84,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 736.25 MXN 400.00-1,200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 780.00 MXN 400.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,412.50 MXN 600.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,250.00 MXN 800.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,605.63 MXN 8,000.00-19,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,738.33 MXN 5,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 25,097.13 MXN 20,000.00-38,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,344.71 MXN 12,000.00-30,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,191.04 MXN 2,752.60-8,361.20
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,107.58 MXN 1,558.81-4,180.60
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,805.56 MXN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.75 11.50-13.00

Prices in Tijuana

This city had 507 entries in the past 12 months by 33 different contributors.
Last update: July 2024
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2 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 29, 2024:
Most of these prices are grossly low.

The prices have doubled for nearly everything since 2020, CV.

Tons of Russian, Turks, Indians, Chinese, Africans, Arabs hanging around waiting to get to the border to cross over into US.

Prices of food and beer in Tijuana, are just 20% below that of San Diego, in some places it's even higher.

In general, people have become ruder, aggressive, and there are more scammers everywhere.

In CDMX, the metros and buses are jampacked worse than Tokyo all day and night.

Stay away from Hidalgo just outside the metro, as this is where the cannabis smokers aggregate, they are malicious, very different compared to most potheads around the world.

The pubs and restaurants overlooking the Cathedral square in the city centre Zocalo are complete tourist traps, the prices are outrageous.

Tons of Americans and Canadians have moved here, while they make money in dollars, jacking up rents and grocery prices for both locals and other tourists from not so rich countries.

The police in Tijuana stole $300 US dollars from me on the pretext of a false accusation made by a woman standing next to me at a cigarette vendor outside a bar. The next day, a hotel refused to give me 100 pesos deposit because I checked out 10 mins late.

Mexico isn't what it used to be, there is a negative energy in general and people are out to get you, especially if you are a foreigner.

Tons of missing women posters, absolutely brutal. This is a culture that just doesn't give a F about human life or basic emotions.

The classic Mexico of literature and movies, what we read and imagined about, is long dead and buried.

I am brown and I speak Spanish yet I felt unwelcome here.

Better go to El Salvador, it will overtake Mexico by 2030 in all aspects especially safety for women and less aggressive men. Costa Rica is better as well.
Henry Wong on Oct 17, 2023:
How much for a 1 bedroom apartment in zona rio, Tijuana, Mexico?