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Living in Tunisia

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Renowned for its multiculturalism, Tunisia is a country open to the world.Living and working in Tunisia offers a friendly and hospitable environment and living conditions of the most enjoyable.Thus numerous amenities are available in the main cities of the country.

Entry and Accommodation

Employment and schooling

In Tunisia, the labour market is governed by the Labour Code which guarantees to foreign and domestic workers the same rights particularly in terms of remuneration, protection against discrimination, prevention against accidents at work and in terms of vocational training.

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Labour cost

  • Salaries are reviewed every three years within the framework of negotiations between social partners,

  • The guaranteed inter-occupational minimum wage "SMIG" is of about 130 Euros

  • The average gross salary of an engineer is of about 1,200 Euros and that of a senior technician is 600 Euros.

As for education, several foreign schools (French, Canadian, British, Italian, Russian and American) are settled in Tunisia and offer the different foreign communities the possibility of enrolling members of their families. Moreover, there are several academic partnerships between French and foreign institutions.

Apart from the Greater Tunis (La Soukra, Megrine, La Marsa ...) these schools are located on other parts of the Tunisian territory such as in Sousse, Bizerte or in Nabeul ...

Entertainment and sports

In addition to its rich culture, Tunisia boasts lovely beaches, pleasant landscapes, fabulous archaeological sites, several golf courses and the opportunity to enjoy premium spa care. Indeed, hiking on the gateway to the desert, scuba diving, water sports, spa, quad trips, sea excursions and golf tournaments are only a few examples of the leisure activities offered by Tunisia. They can be enjoyed in all northern or southern resorts in summer as in winter.

Tunisia has an array of sports activities with the adequate and developed infrastructure.
Indeed, Tunisia has experienced during the last two decades a boom of sports infrastructure. Fitness rooms and sports facilities have multiplied providing hence excellent sports conditions.
Moreover, it should be noted that cerebral sport is not left behind and recorded the development of multiple specialized clubs in chess and Scrabble as well as card games...

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Spread over the entire Tunisian territory and accessible during all seasons, golf courses are of the highest quality making this sport a real pleasure.


For your health, Tunisia offers high level medical services with a network of specialized modern and well equipped clinics providing a variety of treatments and where an increasingly growing number of foreign patients come for their treatment, which is an evidence of the sector’s strength.

Indeed, the health sector has always occupied a special place in the economic and social policy. The share of health represents 8% of the overall budget and 2% of the GDP.

The Tunisian public infrastructure includes 29 university hospitals (CHU), 109 local hospitals and 33 regional hospitals. In recent years, the country has also recorded an increased presence of the private sector. It is structured around 75 specialized or multidisciplinary clinics, 1,808 dental offices, 5,450 surgeries, 107 radiology practices, 220 test laboratories, 100 haemodialysis centres and 1,800 dispensaries.

In general, the foreign visitor is always surprised at each visit to see the constant changes: new shopping centres, hypermarkets, construction of ultramodern buildings, emergence of new residential areas, development of green spaces. So you should not be surprised to see here and there, work in progress. The whole country is being modernized with a touch of Mediterranean charm.

New Tunisia, New opportunities

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