How Much Does It Cost to Live In Tunisia?

Tunisia is he country which attracts many tourists not only by its rich architecture, but also by its average prices, as it is the most affordable destination when compared to the other countries in Africa.

If you are moving to Tunisia, planning your budget is an important part of your preparations.

What you should take into consideration are not just the basic expenses like food and rent but also on your salary, transportation and further additional costs.

Cost of Living Index:

Tunisia : Cost of Living by City



When dining out, one can eat on a budget at the inexpensive restaurants and afford a decent meal at the price of just $1.6.

The low price of food has an impact on the restaurant prices and even eating in high-end restaurants would not cost too much as in other countries.



Food in Tunisia is really inexpensive and fish is an important part of the diet.

All the groceries are so cheap, compared to the other countries in the world, and this is due to the low monthly income of its residents.

Foodstuff is estimated to be three times cheaper than in the USA.



No matter which means of transport you decide to use here, you will not pay a lot.

Either riding a taxi or taking a bus is relatively cheap, as the monthly pass is only $10.

The price of gasoline is also low, so if you are fond of driving, you can make use of your vehicle.



Energy and water consumption, combined with the heating, cooling and garbage, cost approximately $30, and this is really affordable.

The price of the Internet access depends on its speed, but on average it is $16 per month which is also reasonable.

Sports and leisure


Due to the low monthly incomes, entertainment prices are not so high in Tunisia.

Sports people will be satisfied with the monthly fitness club fee, which is less than $20.

Cinema releases are also very affordable, not exceeding $3.

That is why pretty much of the monthly budget is given on sports and leisure activities.

Clothing and shoes


When clothing items are in question, it is advisable not to spend too much on designer clothing, as it is quite pricey here.

It is considered unreasonable to pay $100 for a rent and give almost the equal amount for a pair of running shoes.

Rent per month


Renting in Tunisia is more than affordable and that is why many newcomers want to rent an accommodation close to the beach, which is more expensive.

You can choose to live in an apartment that is not in the main areas for lower price, approximately $110 per month.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Tunisia

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $1.67
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $1.17
Water (0.33 Liter) $0.19
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $0.40
Loaf Bread (500g) $0.11
Eggs (12) $0.78
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $0.19
Monthly Pass $10.05
Gasoline $0.61
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $33.40
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $0.06
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $16.06
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $18.76
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $6.27
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $2.68
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $37.64
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $35
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $66.08
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $155.10
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $111.99
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $275.22

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Tunisia?

Newcomers would feel more comfortable knowing that  he rent would not be the greatest trouble for their budgets in Tunisia.

People who are used to cooking would save quite an amount of money purchasing foodstuff at the local markets.

Even though the food prices are low, the most money is still spend on this.

Transportation is also an important monthly expense, while utilities are affordable.

It is interesting to notice that besides the low incomes, pretty much money is spent on clothes, which is not the case in other countries.


Tunisia: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

If you belong to the business elite, you might choose to buy a house there and the prices are high, considering the fact that the mortgage interest rate is above 7%.

These costs can be less expensive if you choose to buying outside the urban areas of Tunis.

The difference between the minimum and the average salary is not high, but according to the low rent prices, they are estimated to be high enough.

Make sure that your income, whether earned in Tunisia or in your home country, is high enough to cover all the expenses.

Average Salary$254.64
Minimum Wage$172.6
Mortgage Interest Rate7.34%

Cost of Living by City in Tunisia

City Cost of Living Index
Tunis 26.53

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