Country name: the Republic of Tunisia

Population: 10.8 million

Capital: Tunis

Other big cities: Sfax, Sousse, Kairouan, Ettadhamen, Gabes

Currency: Tunisian dinar

Official language: Arabic, dialect known as Derja

Facts about religion: Approximately 98 percent of the population of Tunisia is nominally Muslim, however, the constitution guarantees rights to all religious minorities.  There are about 5000 mosques , 12 Catholic churches and functioning synagogue in Tunis

 

Why to choose Tunisia?

Despite the fact that Tunisia is the smallest country in Northern Africa, it’s a place of many cultural influences which have helped to build rich tradition containing the best of Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

One of the best education system in North Africa in conjunction with the relatively low costs of living make Tunisia increasingly attractive destination for international students.

Climate: The climate of northern Tunisia is typically Mediterranean with hot and dry summers and mild winters characterized by frequent rains. The average temperature is around 18° C (64° F)

Southern Tunisia is the hottest part of the country with typical Saharan climate- temperatures reaches up to 45°C. Even during the winter there are at least 5 hours of sunshine a day and temperature range between 8 and 20 ° C. (46°F- 68°F)

Living expenses*:

Yearly expected expenses (not including tuition): $3432 (6 480 DT)

Price of food:

Milk – 1.12 DT

Bread – 0.30 DT

1 kg of rice – 1.69 DT

Coffee- 1.47 DT

A meal in inexpensive restaurant - about 6 DT

The average rent of 1 bedroom apartment per month - between 290- 426 DT, depending if it is city centre or outskirts.

Basic utilities (electricity, heating, water, garbage) - around 105 DT per month

*The prices vary a lot from one governorate to another and from one city to another.

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