Cost of living in Tunisia

Summary of cost of living in Tunisia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,652 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,029 Dinar
  • Tunisia is the cheapest country in Africa (9 out of 9)
  • Tunisia is the 3rd cheapest country in the World (88 out of 90)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 9 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.272 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2.763 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1.815 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.565 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.462 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.764 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 22 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 3.083 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.007 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,615 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 745 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 169 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 797 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 510 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 111 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 33 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 821 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 253 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 21 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 10 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 140 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 118 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 296 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 206 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 67,018 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.158 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 29 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4.496 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 15 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 49 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3.351 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.448 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 3.012 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 53 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 24 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 57 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 96 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.846 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5.148 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,334 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.187 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 87 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 7 Dinar

Map of Cost of Living in Tunisia

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This map shows only the top cities in Tunisia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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