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1. Visas & Passports

2. Getting there
Tunis | Jerba
Tozeur | Tabarka

3. Getting around

4. Distance finder

5. Eating & sleeping

6. Costs

7. Health

8. Safety

9. Sex and Relations

10. Climate

11. Communications

12. Shopping

13. Playing golf

14. Travel costs

15. Which holiday?

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Tunisia is an affordable country compared with Europe, although not as incredibly cheap as it used to be.
Hotels are affordable, and deals are comparatively best with cheap hotels. Luxury hotels often end up charging almost the same as a similar hotel in Europe would do. Cheap hotels, clean and comfortable, cost somewhere between 10-20 dinars/single, 15-25 dinars/double. Tipping the reception is not common, but tipping the chambermaid is a good custom should you stay for a few days in the same room. A dinar per day or something, seem to be a fair and generous tip.
Eating out is good in Tunisia, with simple meals ranging from a couple of dinars to 15-20 dinars in a really nice restaurant. There are places even more expensive than that too, but then never as the only option in town. Tipping is voluntary, but unless service has been bad, 10% is considered normal, although the percentage goes up on small orders, and down with large orders. Look out for bills where service has been added. In those cases, it is considered necessary only to tip for special service.
Renting cars in Tunisia is slightly more expensive than Spain and the USA, but cheaper than central and northern Europe. For 3 days rental, you get cars down to 20 dinars/day, while cars with AC begin at around 30 dinars/day for a 3 day rental. Petrol is cheap, and always the same price no matter what gas station. In April 2007, prices were 1.100 dinars/litre. There are tolls on the highways, but getting from Tunis to Sousse, this should not be more than a few dinars. Parking is usually free in the streets and in hotels.
Admission into sights is medium-prices, at about 2-6 dinars per attraction. There usually is an extra fee for camera and video camera. A few places locals have turned their private homes into "museums". Expect to pay a dinar or two for entry, and sometimes a dinar extra for photo.

By Tore Kjeilen