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Tijuana, Mexico

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 02, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of Tijuana, Mexico is 1.8 million people. People often describe Tijuana as a vibrant, bustling city with a unique culture and a great nightlife. Expats love living in Tijuana for its proximity to the US, its vibrant culture, and its affordability. The weather in Tijuana is typically mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living in Tijuana for an expat is around $1,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400 USD per month, and the cost of a two bedroom apartment is around $600 USD per month.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Tijuana, they said:

"Make language acquistion a high priority--but not over taking care of you family's needs! If you know nothing about Mexican culture, working with a Mexican professional language tutor can really help you learn the culture at the same time. Be prepared that adjusting to a foreign environment can be very difficult--usually more so for spouses (typically SAHM) and takes up to 3 years to begin to feel a part of the community," remarked one expat who made the move to Tijuana.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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