Baja Gas Prices
April 18, 2014
$4.19 - Average California gas price
$3.44 - Average Arizona gas price
Pemex prices in Tijuana:
a liter for Magna (green)
a liter for Premium (red)
$12.60 pesos/$1 U.S. dollar
(Average price seen around Tijuana at gas stations and exchange houses - casas de cambio.
U.S. Dollar Conversion
$3.78 a gallon
Magna (green) - ($12.59 pesos x 3.785) / $12.60 pesos
$3.97 a gallon
Premium (red) - ($13.23 pesos x 3.785) / $12.60 pesos
Canadian exchange rate is very similar to the U.S. dollar exchange rate, so prices will be very close to the above posted prices.
For an average SUV with a 22 gallon tank, we find...
- U.S. price: $92.18 dollars (using the California average of $4.19)
- Pemex price: $83.16 dollars filling up with Magna (green)
TOTAL SAVINGS: $9.02 U.S. dollars
Tips for Exchanging Dollars for Pesos
- Shop around to find the best exchange rate.
- The higher the exchange rate the better...you want to have more pesos!
- The posted rate to buy pesos will say "Compra."
- Sometimes the Pemex station itself has a competitive exchange rate.
Gas Buying Tips
- Be sure to watch as the gas attendant resets the pump to all zeros.
- Calculate the price in dollars yourself just to double check that the attendant is correct.
- One gallon = 3.785 liters.
- Tip your attendant for filling your tank and washing your windows.
- Keep a record of what you paid for future reference.