Invest In Tunisia

(1) Openness and proximity to major markets (4) A reliable and improving infrastructure
(2) A liberal and competitive economy (5) A favorable environment and numerous opportunities
(3) Skilled and competitive human resources

Skilled and competitive human resource

Tunisia has certainly the best educated technical graduates in the region.
World Bank study on new information and communication technologies in Tunisia, January 2002.

A knowledge-based society
  • One Tunisian out of four is currently enrolled in school or in a vocational training course.
  • The school enrolment rate is 92% for children in the 6-12 age group.
  • Tunisia spends almost 7% of its GDP on education.
  • The number of university students has tripled over the past decade, reaching 226,100 in 2002. Girls account for 53.9% of the student body.
  • Vocational training capacity to be tripled between 1999 and 2003.
  • French and English are taught starting in primary school.
  • Schools and universities have access to Internet.
  • New technological parks are planned for all regions of the country, meant to foster synergy between industry and research.

Trends in the number of students

Competitive wages
Wages are reviewed every three years within the framework of negotiations involving all social partners.
Thanks to a relative stability in the exchange rate and a low inflation, wage increases have remained moderate.

Minimum hourly wages

Average salary for engineers
In Euro/year, social costs included

Computer Electronic
France ________________80,842__________________________53,485
Spain ________________50,000__________________________29,871
Czech Republic_________24,600__________________________6,745
Hungary ______________19,760__________________________8,140
IDOM in collaboration with BUCK Consultants International, March 2002