Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tunisia, Tunis Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Tunisian Republic.

Location: Tunisia is in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya.

Country Climate: Temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers; desert in south.

Country Terrain: Mountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges into the Sahara.

Major Languages: Arabic (official); French.

Major Religions: Islam.

Country Population: 10.3 million (2008 est.) 10.4 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Tunisia is in the process of economic reform and liberalization after decades of heavy state direction and participation in the economy. Economic and fiscal planning have resulted in moderate but sustained growth for over a decade. Tunisia's economic growth historically has depended on oil, phosphates, agri-food products, car parts manufacturing, and tourism.

Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND).

Country Inflation: 5.0% (2008 est.) 3.5% (2009 est.).

City: Tunis is the capital and largets city of Tunisia.

City Economy: Tunis is the heartland of the Tunisian economy and is the industrial and economic hub of the country. Products include textiles, carpets, and olive oil. Tourism also provides a significant portion of the city's income.
Cost of Living: ndex is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Tunis is currently ranked 255 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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