Tunis Tourism, Tunisia

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Tunis (Arabic: تونس‎‎ ) is both the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as Grand Tunis, holds some 2,700,000 inhabitants. Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette (Ḥalq il-Wād), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. At its core lies its antic medina, a World Heritage Site. Beyond this district lie the suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa, and Sidi Bou Said. Just through the Sea Gate (also known as the Bab el Bahr and the Porte de France) begins the modern city, or Ville Nouvelle, transversed by the grand Avenue Habib Bourguiba (often referred to by popular press and travel guides as "the Tunisian Champs-Élysées"), where the colonial-era buildings provide a clear contrast to smaller, older structures. As the capital city of the country, Tunis is the focus of Tunisian political and administrative life; it is also the centre of the country's commercial activity. The expansion of the Tunisian economy in recent decades is reflected in the booming development of the outer city where one can see clearly the social challenges brought about by rapid modernization in Tunisia.


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Facts and Stats for Tunis*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tunis

    Know the pollution level of Tunis before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 58 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 65.91 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.22 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 48.91 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 71.43 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 59.78 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 64.13 (High)
  • Tunis: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tunis for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tunis.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.51 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.62 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.63 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.85 (High)
    • Car Stealing 30.32 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30.43 (Low)
    • Drug offense 31.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.07 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.66 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.32 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.65 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.64 (Low)
  • Living in Tunis - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tunis is 121.16 (High)

    • Safety Index 62.7 (High)
    • Climate Index 93.24 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 68.91 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.42 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 29.7 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.74 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.96 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 35.26 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tunis

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tunis

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.78 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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