Whether you're living in Tunisia or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

3,100 TND

average per month

790 TND

Range

6,700 TND

5,900 TND

average per month

1,200 TND

Range

9,400 TND

9,400 TND

average per month

2,700 TND

Range

14,000 TND

2,400 TND

average per month

390 TND

Range

5,100 TND

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Tunisia is 3,100 TND. Expenses can range from 790 TND at the minimum level to 6,700 TND at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Tunisia is 5,900 TND. Expenditure can range from 1,200 TND to 9,400 TND per month.

The average cost of living for families in Tunisia is 9,400 TND per month. Families spend anywhere from 2,700 TND to 14,000 TND.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Tunisia is 2,400 TND. Students spend from 390 TND to 5,100 TND per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

0.79 TND

0.79 TND

0.79 TND

combo meal

7.9 TND

5.6 TND

13 TND

meal for one

26 TND

21 TND

33 TND

meal for one

65 TND

44 TND

79 TND

Soft Drink

0.65 TND

0.65 TND

0.65 TND

or latte

5.2 TND

3.3 TND

7.9 TND

large bottle

3.9 TND

3.3 TND

4.4 TND

bread

0.56 TND

0.49 TND

0.65 TND

eggs

3.9 TND

3.3 TND

4.9 TND

chicken

9.1 TND

7.1 TND

11 TND

1 kg or 1 lb

10 TND

8.7 TND

13 TND

1 kg or 1 lb

5.6 TND

4.9 TND

6.5 TND

1 kg or 1 lb

2.6 TND

2.2 TND

3.3 TND

1 kg or 1 lb

2.8 TND

2.5 TND

3.0 TND

1 kg or 1 lb

2.7 TND

2.4 TND

3.0 TND

taxi ride

3.9 TND

3.3 TND

7.9 TND

full tank

26 TND

20 TND

52 TND

1-day rental

26 TND

20 TND

39 TND

price

20,000 TND

9,800 TND

26,000 TND

one way

0.98 TND

0.65 TND

2.0 TND

Service

39 TND

26 TND

79 TND

and water bill

190 TND

47 TND

400 TND

and water bill

240 TND

59 TND

470 TND

and water bill

380 TND

82 TND

420 TND

and cable

39 TND

20 TND

52 TND

charges

26 TND

16 TND

79 TND

ticket

13 TND

9.8 TND

20 TND

membership

39 TND

31 TND

79 TND

or pants

33 TND

23 TND

49 TND

dress

30 TND

22 TND

98 TND

shoes

28 TND

21 TND

65 TND

shoes

22 TND

18 TND

44 TND

suit

25 TND

20 TND

130 TND

t-shirt

13 TND

9.8 TND

39 TND

apartment

490 TND

330 TND

1,300 TND

apartment

790 TND

490 TND

2,000 TND

apartment

980 TND

650 TND

2,600 TND

apartment

98,000 TND

65,000 TND

200,000 TND

apartment

130,000 TND

79,000 TND

490,000 TND

apartment

390,000 TND

130,000 TND

790,000 TND

Bed

490 TND

390 TND

650 TND

Bed

390 TND

260 TND

490 TND

Bed

300 TND

230 TND

390 TND

Room

560 TND

440 TND

2,000 TND

Table

260 TND

200 TND

490 TND

or Couch

360 TND

260 TND

790 TND

Set

390 TND

260 TND

790 TND

or Freezer

360 TND

230 TND

490 TND

Machine

440 TND

300 TND

790 TND

or Cooker

360 TND

280 TND

490 TND

Phone

390 TND

330 TND

560 TND

or Computer

440 TND

360 TND

790 TND

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Tunisia

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 280 TND |

AVERAGE | 1,100 TND |

HIGH | 2,400 TND |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 47 TND |

AVERAGE | 190 TND |

HIGH | 400 TND |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 63 TND |

AVERAGE | 250 TND |

HIGH | 530 TND |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 130 TND |

AVERAGE | 500 TND |

HIGH | 1,100 TND |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 71 TND |

AVERAGE | 280 TND |

HIGH | 600 TND |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 39 TND |

AVERAGE | 160 TND |

HIGH | 330 TND |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 16 TND |

AVERAGE | 63 TND |

HIGH | 130 TND |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 140 TND |

AVERAGE | 570 TND |

HIGH | 1,200 TND |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Tunisia

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 390 TND |

AVERAGE | 1,900 TND |

HIGH | 3,100 TND |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 59 TND |

AVERAGE | 240 TND |

HIGH | 470 TND |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 140 TND |

AVERAGE | 710 TND |

HIGH | 1,100 TND |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 160 TND |

AVERAGE | 820 TND |

HIGH | 1,300 TND |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 130 TND |

AVERAGE | 650 TND |

HIGH | 1,000 TND |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 71 TND |

AVERAGE | 350 TND |

HIGH | 570 TND |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 24 TND |

AVERAGE | 120 TND |

HIGH | 190 TND |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 200 TND |

AVERAGE | 1,000 TND |

HIGH | 1,600 TND |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Tunisia

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 880 TND |

AVERAGE | 3,000 TND |

HIGH | 4,500 TND |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 82 TND |

AVERAGE | 380 TND |

HIGH | 420 TND |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 220 TND |

AVERAGE | 750 TND |

HIGH | 1,100 TND |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 490 TND |

AVERAGE | 1,700 TND |

HIGH | 2,500 TND |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 220 TND |

AVERAGE | 750 TND |

HIGH | 1,100 TND |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 140 TND |

AVERAGE | 470 TND |

HIGH | 710 TND |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 380 TND |

AVERAGE | 1,300 TND |

HIGH | 2,000 TND |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 330 TND |

AVERAGE | 1,100 TND |

HIGH | 1,700 TND |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Tunisia

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 94 TND |

AVERAGE | 570 TND |

HIGH | 1,200 TND |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 16 TND |

AVERAGE | 94 TND |

HIGH | 200 TND |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 27 TND |

AVERAGE | 160 TND |

HIGH | 360 TND |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 79 TND |

AVERAGE | 470 TND |

HIGH | 1,000 TND |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 24 TND |

AVERAGE | 140 TND |

HIGH | 310 TND |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 20 TND |

AVERAGE | 120 TND |

HIGH | 260 TND |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 75 TND |

AVERAGE | 450 TND |

HIGH | 970 TND |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 59 TND |

AVERAGE | 350 TND |

HIGH | 770 TND |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Tunisia typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 1,700 TND with expenditure ranging from 410 TND and 2,800 TND. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Tunisia ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 220 TND with 51 TND and 370 TND being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 110 TND to 790 TND on commuting with 470 TND being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Tunisia is 870 TND. The cost of groceries can range between 220 TND to 1,500 TND. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Tunisia allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 110 TND to 770 TND with 460 TND being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 67 TND to 470 TND with 270 TND being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 490 TND per month with 120 TND being the minimum spent amount and 820 TND being the maximum.