Expatriate Community in Tunisia

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Communities of Expatriates

Blogs For Expats
Expat-blog Tunisie
Immigration Authority
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Ranking of Cities

Cost of Living
The cost of living is not expensive for a foreigner as the Tunisian Dinar is not very high in relation to other currencies.
Quality of Life
Good. Housing is recent and rent inexpensive.
Sanitary Conditions
Good in big towns, not so good in rural areas.
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Renting an Apartment

Description of Apartments
Apartments are shown by the letter "S" followed by the number of main rooms: S+1, S+2, etc. In addition they have a kitchen and a bathroom. Studios are designated "S". They have one main room only and some are rented furnished.
Normal Lease Term
1 year renewable by tacit agreement. Notice of leaving is 3 months.
Rental Costs
A deposit (given back when you leave the apartment) equal to 2 months' rent is required.
Agencies or Private Rentals
Going through a rental agency may be more convenient; but the fees are often sizeable (once or twice the monthly rent).
Renting directly from an individual is less expensive, but value for money often varies from one apartment to another.
Rental Agency Websites
Tunisie Hammamet estate agency
Ma villa real estate
Private Rentals Announcements Online
Tunisia advertisements

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School System

School Level
There are five levels of education: nursery school (from age 3); primary school (from age 6 for 6 years); middle school (3 years); high school leading to the baccalauréat (4 years); then higher education (2 to 9 years).
International Schools
Tunis International School
Collège LaSalle in Tunis is a private technical training school approved by the Tunisian Ministry of Education and Professional Training. It is authorized to issue two diplomas: the Canadian diploma of Collège LaSalle International (DCI) and an approved Tunisian vocational training certificate (BTS - similar to an HND).
For Further Information
Ministry of Higher Education and Research

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Health System

Quality of Healthcare
The health system offers good quality care. It is accessible to everyone all over Tunisia. Health care personnel are very well trained and competent. Problems of levels of staffing sometimes arise according to region or medical establishment.
International Hospitals
There are no international hospitals, but there are private clinics where foreigners can be admitted to various specialized departments.
Health Insurance
Yes. To supplement the various benefits from the authorities, you can resort to private insurance and thereby be able to bring your cover up to the level you want.
Accessibility of the Health Insurance Network to Foreigners
There are a few hospitals in Tunis which have signed agreements on health insurance for European citizens and foreigners.
Health System Insurance Body
National social security fund.
Health Ministry
Ministry of Health

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