Cost of living in Tunisia

Summary of cost of living in Tunisia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,750 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,317 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 16 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 17 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.680 Dinar
12 eggs, large 4.456 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.838 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.923 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.345 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 38 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 3.627 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.437 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,244 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 980 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 232 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,055 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 657 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 400 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 34 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 890 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 379 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 19 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 74 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 126 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 152 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 238 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 221 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 87,165 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.441 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 55 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4.795 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 12 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 62 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 8 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 4.893 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 3.030 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 84 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 20 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 45 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 88 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 13 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.526 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,303 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.350 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 109 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 10 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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