Tunis

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
5/263
Details
Large apartment$403.51
Medium apartment$316.23
Rent index [score]1.00
Small apartment$228.96

Cost of Living

10
10/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.40
A Cappuccino$1.30
A beer$0.85
A kilogram of Apples$1.70
Bread$0.11
Inflation [score]0.97
Lunch$5.40
Monthly fitness club membership$27.00
Monthly public transport$18.00
Movie ticket$2.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$21.28

Startups

3
216/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups13
Meetups members6012
Number of startup events in the last 12 months15
Startup climate scene [score]0.33
Startup events2
Startups [score]0.41
Total number of startups15

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
159/260
Details
Airport hub60
Airport hub [score]0.31
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.15

Commute

5
84/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Tunisia/Tunis
Traffic handling [score]0.74

Business Freedom

7
175/259
Details
Business freedom81.30
Business freedom [score]0.79
Freedom from corruption40.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.31
Lack of labor restrictions64.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.52
Time to open a business11.00
Time to open a business [score]0.89

Safety

8
60/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.70
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year33
Guns per 100 residents0
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.10
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.55

Healthcare

6
171/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.76
Healthcare quality [score]0.65
Life expectancy (years)75.32
Life expectancy [score]0.52

Education

2
209/230
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test377.83
Country mean scores in PISA reading test404.08
Country mean scores in PISA science test398.05
PISA math ranking (high school)54
PISA ranking53
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.48
PISA reading (high school)51
PISA science (high school)55
Percent of happy students0.76
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.68
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.49
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.55
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00

Environmental Quality

4
222/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.40
Cleanliness [score]0.30
Drinking water quality [score]0.43
Urban greenery [score]0.31

Economy

3
236/258
Details
Currency for urban areaTND
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.42
GDP per capita$11299.94
GDP per capita [score]0.20

Taxation

3
245/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.25
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.60
Time overhead to file company taxes144
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

1
262/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)5.58
Internet access (download) [score]0.10
Internet access (upload) [score]0.10
Upload speed (Mbps)2.90

Leisure & Culture

6
130/263
Details
Art galleries133
Art galleries [score]0.54
Cinemas67
Cinemas [score]0.33
Comedy clubs67
Comedy clubs [score]0.86
Concert venues31
Concerts [score]0.23
Historical sites100
Historical sites [score]0.75
Museums27
Museums [score]0.40
Performing art venues53
Performing arts [score]0.57
Sport venues48
Sports [score]0.50
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.71

Tolerance

3
255/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index23.49
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.22
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.36

Outdoors

6
67/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.21
Median peak in meters387.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)22.00
Water access [score]0.90
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Tunis are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Tunis will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$303$505
$404
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$27
Movie ticket$2
Broadband internet connection$17
Monthly public transport$18
Lunch$5
-70%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Tunis are very low. For this job type, Tunis ranks 256th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Tunis.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$7,121
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

0.10
Guns per 100 people
33
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Tunis in position 92 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Tunis

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Tunis

Tunis (تونس) is the capital of Tunisia. With a population of around two million inhabitants, the entire city feels sprawling and somewhat chaotic. There are quite a few must-see attractions, especially if you include the ruins of Carthage, which are easily accessed from here, and the Punic ports are interesting, too. Tunis is an interesting mix of new and old, including colonial French buildings. The souq and the medina are among the most authentic and hassle-free in North Africa.

Located on the Mediterranean coast but lacking much in the way of beaches, Tunis has been spared the onslaught of package tourism to the resorts to the north and south. Downtown is located about 10 km from the sea, at the bank of Lake Tunis. Tunis started out as a modest village compared to cities like Carthage, Kairouan and Madhiga. It eventually became the capital of the Almohad Caliphate in 1159, and has been conquered by various Muslim and Christian empires after that. Tunis has been the capital of Tunisia since the independence in 1956, and is today the commercial and cultural heart of Tunisia as well as the most important traffic hub.

Tunis is divided into the World Heritage Listed old city, known as the medina, and the new city, or ville nouvelle in French. Ave Habib Bourguiba is the large avenue running through the new city from the clock tower to the Cathedral of St Vincent de Paul. It then turns into Ave de France, which runs for a few blocks until ending at the Place de la Victoire and the Port de France, a large free-standing gate that used to be the entrance to the medina. This can be a good landmark for taxi drivers, as some of the smaller streets nearby aren't sure to be known by the driver.

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