Tunis

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
1/265
Details
Large apartment$370.00
Medium apartment$300.00
Rent index [score]1.00
Small apartment$220.00

Cost of Living

10
10/250
Details
5km taxi ride$1.90
A Cappuccino$1.40
A beer$0.90
A kilogram of Apples$1.40
Bread$0.09
Inflation [score]0.97
Lunch$4.40
Monthly fitness club membership$32.00
Monthly public transport$15.00
Movie ticket$2.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$20.51

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]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups19
Meetups members8841
Number of startup events in the last 12 months45
Startup climate scene [score]0.33
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.41
Total number of startups16

Venture Capital

1
218/222
Details
Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

2
161/265
Details
Airport hub60
Airport hub [score]0.32
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.15

Commute

5
68/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Tunisia/Tunis
Traffic handling [score]0.75

Business Freedom

7
178/263
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
73/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.68
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
182/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.74
Healthcare quality [score]0.63
Life expectancy (years)75.32
Life expectancy [score]0.52

Education

1
231/239
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 ranking55
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)49
PISA science (high school)51
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

3
232/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.38
Cleanliness [score]0.30
Drinking water quality [score]0.37
Urban greenery [score]0.27

Economy

3
240/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area2.42
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
250/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.25
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.60
Time overhead to file company taxes144
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

1
264/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)5.75
Internet access (download) [score]0.11
Internet access (upload) [score]0.10
Upload speed (Mbps)2.90

Leisure & Culture

6
130/264
Details
Art galleries134
Art galleries [score]0.55
Cinemas66
Cinemas [score]0.33
Comedy clubs67
Comedy clubs [score]0.86
Concert venues28
Concerts [score]0.21
Historical sites100
Historical sites [score]0.75
Museums26
Museums [score]0.40
Performing art venues52
Performing arts [score]0.57
Sport venues47
Sports [score]0.50
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.72

Tolerance

5
231/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index23.49
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.21
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]0.72

Outdoors

5
71/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
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]0.89
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Tunis are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 250 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)

$160$280
$220
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$32
Movie ticket$2
Broadband internet connection$17
Monthly public transport$15
Lunch$4
-70%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Tunis are very low. For this job type, Tunis ranks 257th for salaries among 265 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)

$7,255
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 100 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Tunis

Population of Tunis

1,229,700
3,268 /km²
32/264
Density (people per unit of area)
9%
Growth in 2015-2020
Tunis

Demographics of Tunisia

Median age
32
Elderly people
8%
Life expectancy at birth
76
GDP per capita (in USD)
$11,300
231/262
Unemployment
15%
244/263

Languages

English proficiency score
48
215/228
Common spoken languages
French
Arabic

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Work in:

Founder
15.79%
Web Designer
10.53%
Account Manager
10.53%
Project Manager
10.53%
IT Manager
5.26%
Executive Assistant
5.26%
Copywriter
5.26%
Other
36.84%

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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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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Tunisia
51st from a total of 163 countries

World Order

41st

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

8th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

55th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

52nd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

84th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

78th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

120th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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