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Living in Tijuana, Mexico:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Tijuana, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Tijuana what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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If you’re thinking of moving to Tijuana and working in San Diego, you need to know how to get around. You will spend a lot of time waiting in line, whether walking or driving. Your US insurance policy won’t cover you in Mexico in a car accident. Many people leave their cars at trolley stations and walk into Tijuana. Parking at the border costs $8-$30 a day and it’s highest on the weekends. Taxis, Uber, and Ruta Taxis are all available at the border to drive you home.Taxis cost the most, Uber is usually ½ price of a taxi and accepts cash. A Ruta Taxi is a big van that stays on the main roads, so you may have to walk a few blocks to get home. A Ruta costs 10 to 25 pesos and you usually go to Centro and transfer to the Ruta that goes to your Colonia. There are no fixed bus stops. Just call out where to let you off. That’s how we get around!

Michelle, says: 2023

While Tijuana might be listed as one of the most dangerous cities globally, there are plenty of residential areas that are perfectly safe for families. Conveniently, many residential areas are located close to kindergartens and elementary schools, which allows you to save transportation money for other accommodations. Every year, the city holds it’s very own festival on different parts of the city, with mechanical games and food stands to indulge in. You can enjoy soccer and baseball games very often on the various fields and stadiums the city holds. Entertainment sure is endless for everyone in the family!

Georgina, says: 2020

Like all other cities, it has its beautiful areas and its poverty-stricken areas. The city is mostly known for its poverty and that it’s a border town.

Yolanda, says: 2020

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