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Why In Tunisia?



Besides its pleasant climate and its warm population, Tunisia offers various advantages to foreign students wishing to move there:

  • A more affordable cost of living compared to many European countries for instance
  • A modern and comfortable lifestyle
  • A multicultural and multilingual environment
  • Dynamic and very promising universities
  • A tradition of excellence (some 80,000 students graduate every year from Tunisian universities)
  • Diplomas delivered are recognized worldwide
  • Proximity with Europe.

Cost of Living

A single person monthly costs: 344.45$ (972.73DT) without rent. Cost of living index in Tunis is 71.81% lower than in New York. Cost of living rank 408th out of 447 cities in the world. Tunis has a cost of living index of 28.19

In general, university fees vary according to the selected study program and the level of studies. The official fees chart for the Tunis Open University is available here: www.ult- tunisie.com (document in French). You are hence advised to inquire about relating fees directly with your university. Note, however, that the 1st installment has to be paid before the beginning of the university year, the 2nd installment has to be settled before the 31st December of the current year and the 3rd installment has to be paid at the latest on the 31st March of the current year.

Student Housing & Living Costs in TUNUS

If you are looking forward to move to Tunisia, you will probably choose to settle in Tunis. Stretching over 212,63 km², Tunis is the biggest and most densely populated Tunisian city with around 1,056,247 inhabitants. It is thus deemed to be the national capital city along with being the economic and trade center. Tunis has managed to acquire a developed road and highway network, as well as a strategic airport linked to all national modes of transport.

Rent Prices

As regards rent prices, these generally from one neighborhood to another. Thus, you will pay the following prices in the city's outskirts:

Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Poland

  • 250 dinars for a studio
  • 575 dinars for a three-bedroom apartment
  • 800 dinars for a five-bedroom apartment.

In the city's most popular residential neighborhoods, you will need:

  • 500 dinars for a studio
  • 900 dinars for a three-bedroom apartment
  • 1,300 dinars for a five-bedroom apartment
  • between 2,500 and 4,000 dinars for a villa.

Rent Per Month

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre: 493.33 DT

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre: 341.53 DT

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre: 876.01 DT

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre: 625.21 DT

Note that currently 1 euro amounts to 2.41874 dinars while 1 US dollar amounts to 2.13030 dinars.


The Tunisian diet is heavy in carbs and sugary delights. Bread accompanies almost every meal, and you’re likely to find potatoes, couscous, and sandwiches with french fries on the menu. Authentic Tunisian cuisine can be found in traditional restaurants, with dishes such as brik (a delicious pastry dough stuffed with egg, parsley, and tuna) or fricassé (a savory donut stuffed with tuna, boiled egg, olives, and harissa). Tunisians add harissa, which is a fiery pepper sauce, to almost everything. You’ll also find delicious sweet treats in cafes and restaurants when it’s time for dessert.

Some Useful Information

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant5.00 DT
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course40.00 DT
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)10.00 DT
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)4.00 DT
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)4.00 DT
Cappuccino (regular)1.81 DT
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)1.39 DT
Water (0.33 liter bottle)0.65 DT
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)0.58 DT
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)30.00 DT
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)0.50 DT
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)0.90 DT
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)10.00 DT
Gasoline (1 liter)1.92 DT
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)66,230.00 DT
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)        63,707.74 DT
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment98.47 DT
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)               0.21 DT
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)47.44 DT
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult62.46 DT
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)20.10 DT
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat10.00 DT
Milk (regular), (1 liter)1.21 DT
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)0.32 DT
Rice (white), (1kg)1.80 DT
Eggs (regular) (12)2.66 DT
Local Cheese (1kg)18.93 DT
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)10.45 DT
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)24.54 DT
Apples (1kg)4.15 DT
Banana (1kg)4.72 DT
Oranges (1kg)1.81 DT
Tomato (1kg)1.48 DT
Potato (1kg)1.37 DT
Onion (1kg)1.25 DT
Lettuce (1 head)0.87 DT
Water (1.5 liter bottle)0.69 DT
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)14.50 DT
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)2.16 DT
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)2.46 DT
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)6.50 DT
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)110.90 DT
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)106.11 DT
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)217.63 DT
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes141.25 DT