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Tunisia
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Economy /
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Economy



Tunisian 10 dinar, new type
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Key figures
GDP per capita
US$7,900.
World average: -25%.
MENA rank: 12 of 23.
GDP
US$82 billion.
MENA rank: 15 of 23.
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Corruption
4.2 points of 10 max.
World rank: 65 of 180.
MENA rank: 9 of 21.
Investment friendly
World rank: 73 of 181.
MENA rank: 9 of 21.
Economic freedom
58.0 points of 100 max.
World rank: 98 of 179.
MENA rank: 12 of 19.
Value of Currency
1997:
US$1=1.10 Dinars

1998:
US$1=1.14 Dinars

1999:
US$1=1.19 Dinars

2000:
US$1=1.37 Dinars

2001:
US$1=1.38 Dinars

2002:
US$1=1.44 Dinars

2003:
US$1=1.27 Dinars

September 2008:
US$1=1.24 Dinars

Tunisian 10 dinar, old type
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Tunisia is probably North Africa's most promising country. And even if the population exhibits high professional skills, Tunisia still has low wages.
Through the 1990's Tunisia has had a very positive economic growth, even if low precipitation has reduced the growth some years. Tunisia benefits much from good econmical relations with both Europe and the Arab world. Tunisians working abroad contribute with approximately US$900 million (1998 figures), or about 5% of GNP.




By Tore Kjeilen