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10 March, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 17:48

Investing in Tunisia: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Tunisia.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Tunisia has a population of 11.9 million, making it the 78th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 49.6% males and 50.4% females.

There are 3.4 million people employed in Tunisia, with an unemployment rate of 14.6% – 589,059 people.


Tunisia is the 220th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $40bn. Tunisia’s GDP has grown by -9% between 2010 and 2021 and is expected to grow by 16% by 2025.

As of 2017 there were 282,204 students in tertiary education in Tunisia, with 1 million students in secondary and 1.2 million in primary education. Tunisia spent 7.4% of its GDP on education in 2019.

Tunisia ranked 78th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 80th. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2019), Tunisia finished 87th, after ranking 87th in 2018.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $1.6bn and private healthcare expenditure equalled $1.2bn in 2018.

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