La société IMAC Audit est spécialisée dans l’expertise comptable Tunisie et la création d'entreprise en Tunisie

Good quality of life

Tunisia is blessed with sound economic and social stability, as reflected in a number of indicators.

Very pleasant living conditions

Tunisia is a country that has done a good job of reconciling tradition and modernityTunisians are tolerant, hospitable, graced with boundless joy of living and blessed with a strong will to succeed.Tunisia is the number one tourist destination on the southern rim of the Mediterranean, thanks to its extensive hotel infrastructure and leisure facilities. Tunisia has 846 hotels of different categories, 228 tourist restaurants, six marinas, many entertainment centres, and eight golf courses throughout the country’s tourism zones.

Standard of living

  • More than 9 households out of 10 nationwide have access to drinking water and electricity;
  • 93% of households in rural areas have access to drinking water, and 98.9% have access to electricity in 2007, against 28.7% and 35.3% respectively in 1987;
  • The rate of connection to the urban sanitation network is 81.1% in 2007, against 31% in 1987;
  • The poverty rate has been brought down from 7.7% in 1987 to 3.8% in 2007;
  • The per capita income has increased more than 4 times during the period 1987-2007;
  • The percentage of households owning their own homes has been brought up to 80%, and the percentage of sub-standard houses has been brought down to 0.69% in 2007, compared to 7.5% in 1987.

Health

The public health infrastructure has been consolidated: 23 university regional hospitals (against 22 in 1987), and 2.080 basic healthcare centers (against 1,359 in 1987).

  • The number of private health institutions has increased: 100 clinics in 2007 (against 28 in 1987), and 99 dialysis centers in 2007 (against 13 in 1987) ;
  • The pharmaceutical industry has been promoted, so that it now covers 45% of the country’s needs, against 7% in 1987.

Economy

Tunisia has made possible to:

  • Maintain a regular growth of the GDP which, during the period;
  • Develop the total volume of investments to reach 10,0001986-2006, increased more than six times; million dinars in 2007, against 1789 million dinars in 1986; thus achieving an increase by more than 5 times during two decades;
  • Maintain a sustained level of economic growth of more than 4.5% a year at constant prices during the period 2002-2006, against 2.4% during the period 1982-1986;
  • Ensure a greater participation of the private sector whose investment share amounts to nearly 57% in 2007, against 47.8% in 1986;
  • Maintain the macroeconomic balances, and reduce indebtedness and the debt service.

History

An ideal climate, a long and gentle seacoast, Tunisia, the northernmost country of Africa has for over 3000 years witnessed the passage of Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French. They came as fugitives or adventurers, to conquer or to claim, warriors and missionaries, traders and farmers each leaving a part of their story in stone or mosaics, on hills of Carthage and the threshold of the Sahara.

Environment

Tunisia’s environmental policy aims to preserve the ecological balance, safeguard natural and human resources, and control all forms of pollution. It also seeks to reconcile development needs with environmental imperatives in order to protect natural elements (air, water, soil, and biodiversity), reduce existing risks to such resources, and improve the living conditions of the population. All these objectives are included in a national strategy for sustainable development in compliance with the principles of the 1992 Rio Conference. According to the publication 2009 Quality of Life Index published by INTERNATIONAL LIVING, Tunisia is ahead of a number of Gulf countries and members of the European Union.

COUNTRY
COST OF LIVING
CULTURE & RECREATION
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
FREEDOM
HEALTH
INFRASTRUCTURE
SAFETY & RISK
CLIMATE
FINAL SCORE
United States
64
73
85
62
100
70
41
100
76
75
United Kingdom
33
76
70
70
92
72
28
100
76
67
TUNISIA
56
58
31
64
25
66
13
90
74
52
Turkey
55
54
20
63
42
49
14
88
65
49
U.A.E
57
45
34
39
25
68
16
100
30
46
Russia
51
64
31
48
50
45
28
60
66
48

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