How much did it cost? – Tunisia


Here’s a complete breakdown of costs per person for all the eight days of our trip to Tunisia.

Where: Tunis, Carthage, Sidi Bou Sid, Sousse, Monastir, El Jem, Chebika, Tamerza, Tozeur, Douz, Matmata, Safari
Transport: Airlines, Bus, Taxi, Louage (shared taxi)
When: April 2014, for nine days
Who: One backpacker
Currency: Tunisian Dinar (TND)

Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult. The exchange rate at the time of publishing is assumed to be USD 1= TND 1.60.

Planning & Information

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What Cost Notes
United Airlines $1,231 Flight from Los Angeles, USA (LAX) to Tunis, Tunisia (TUN) via Paris (CDG). Return.
Visa $72 Including shipping
SIM Card $21.87 TND 35 including TND 20 for voice calls, TND 10 for 2GB of 3G and TND 5 as service charges. Through Tunisia Telecom.
Total Costs $1,324.87 Per person
Overall Costs $1,324.87 Per person

 

Day 1 – Tunis

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What Cost Notes
Airbnb Accommodation $109 For 2-nights, one person, incl fees & taxes
Taxi from airport to Kasbah $9.37 TND 15 One way
Dinner $1.87 TND 3 for Keftagi Sandwich
Total Costs $120.24 Per person
Overall Costs $1,445.11 Per person

 

Day 2 – Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Tunis

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What Cost Notes
Water & snacks $2.50 TND 4
Tunis to Carthage $0.28 TND 0.450 one way via TGM light rail
Carthage Sights ticket $6.87 TND 11 for ticket covering most of the sights
Acropolium (Cathedral) Ticket $3.12 TND 5
Sidi Bou Said to Tunis $0.40 TND 0.650
Dinner $1.25 TND 2 for Chawrma Sandwich
Total Costs $14.42 Per person
Overall Costs $1,459.53 Per person

 

Day 3 – Sousse, Monastir, El Jem

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What Cost Notes
Water & snacks $2.50 TND 4
Sousse Hotel $20.31 TND 32.500 for one night
Metro to Monastir $1.25 TND 2 return
Lunch $1.87 TND 3
Louage to El Jem $6.87 TND 11 return
El Jem $5 TND 8 entrance
Dinner $1.25 TND 2 for sandwich
Total Costs $39.05 Per person
Overall Costs $1,498.58 Per person

 

Day 4 – Gafsa, Tozeur

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What Cost Notes
Water & snacks $3.75 TND 6
Sousse Postal Stamp $0.62 TND 1
Sousse to Gafsa $11.63 TND 18.600 one way, first class
Lunch $1.87 TND 3
Louage to Tozeur $2.19 TND 3.500
Tozeur Hotel $75 TND 120 for two nights, double bed with bathroom
Dinner $2.50 TND 4 for Mix grilled plate
Total Costs $97.56 Per person
Overall Costs $1,596.14 Per person

 

Day 5 – Chebika, Tamerza, Mides, Ong Jemal

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What Cost Notes
Water & snacks $3.75 TND 6
Postal Stamp $1.63 TND 2.600 for Tozeur, Chebika & Tamerza
Private jeep $93.75 TND 140 + TND 10 in tip
Lunch $1.87 TND 3
Souvenirs $1.25 TND 2
Dinner $2.50 TND 4 for Mix grilled plate
Total Costs $104.75 Per person
Overall Costs $1,700.89 Per person

 

Day 6 – Chott El-Jerid, Douz

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What Cost Notes
Water & snacks $3.31 TND 5.300
Postal Stamp $0.37 TND 0.600
Hotel 20 Mars $22.50 TND 36 for two nights, single room with bathroom, without AC
Lunch $4.37 TND 7
Louage from Tozeur to Kebili $3.97 TND 6.350, one way
Louage from Kebili to Douz $1.34 TND 2.150, one way
Souvenirs $1.25 TND 2
Coffee in Douz $0.62 TND 1
Dinner $2.50 TND 4 for Keftagi
Total Costs $40.23 Per person
Overall Costs $1,741.12 Per person

 

Day 7 – Douz, Matmata, Sahara Desert

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What Cost Notes
Water & snacks $2.50 TND 4
Postal Stamps $0.75 TND 1.200 for Tamezret and Matmata
Taxi to Matmata $93.75 TND 150 – Douz – Matmata – Douz. In a 4×4 Jeep.
Tip to Berber family $6.25 TND 10
Tour guide in Matmata $12.50 TND 20
Sahara Desert Camel ride $25 TND 30, for one hour ride + TND 10 tip
Souvenirs $1.25 TND 2
Coffee in Douz $0.62 TND 1
Dinner $2.50 TND 4 for Keftagi
Total Costs $145.12 Per person
Overall Costs $1,886.24 Per person

 

Day 8 – Douz to Tunis

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What Cost Notes
Water & snacks $6.25 TND 10
Postal Stamps $0.37 TND 0.600 for Gabes
Louage to Gabes $3.25 TND 5.200 one-way.
Train ticket $16.56 TND 26.500 one-way from Gabes to Tunis
Coffee in train $1.25 TND 2
AirBnb accommodation $109 For 2-nights, one person, incl fees & taxes
Dinner $2.50 TND 4 for Chawrma sandwich
Total Costs $139.18 Per person
Overall Costs $2,025.42 Per person

 

Day 9 – Bizerte, Tunis

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What Cost Notes
Water & snacks $3.12 TND 5
Louage $4.25 TND 6.800 Tunis-Bizerte-Tunis
Taxi in Bizerte $3.75 TND 6 two-way
Lunch in Bizerte $2.50 TND 4
Coffee in Tunis $1.25 TND 2
Bardo Museum $7.50 TND 11 for entry and TND 1 for photos
Dinner $2.50 TND 4 for Chawrma sandwich
Total Costs $24.87 Per person
Miscellaneous $50 Costs that are not accounted for or missed
Overall Costs $2,100.29 Per person

 

Planning

Planning & Information

Orientation, visa & everything else.

Expenses

How much did it cost?

This section. List of all the expenses.

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