Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Like a lot of diplomatic posts, this place could get a little boring for single people unless you're adventurous. If you don't have kids to keep you occupied you need to actively try to get out of the Marsa/Gammarth/Carthage bubble. - Jan 2024

Not bad. There is a bit of a dating/bar scene. Better for families and couples. - Jun 2022

Single people have struggled with Tunis much more than families. It's an excellent family post. - May 2022

I think it's decent for both, though COVID had put a dent in the single and couple scene. - Nov 2020

Yes, good for all. Plenty of things to do. Clubs for the singles. - May 2020

Seems good for both singles and an increasing number of families. - Nov 2017

Currently, the State Department allows only non-school-age children at post. It seems like a good city for singles and couples. There are a lot of small restaurants, sites to see, and beautiful beaches. - Nov 2015

I would not advise families to go here because there is nothing for kids to do. The parks are awful (one play area collapsed when my 23 pound child was playing on it and no one apologized or did anything). There is no theater. There is a new water park but I've heard it literally smells bad and the employees are lazy. - Nov 2014

Good for families and couples, probably good for singles as well though I can't personally comment on that. - Jul 2013

Couples without children, yes. There are not many activities for kids. No cinema with English movies, no mall, the parks are not great, watch out for glass on the grass. - Jun 2013

This city (especially the beach suburbs) is great for everyone. Foreigners are welcome. There are clubs and recreational activities for singles. Families can enjoy sport clubs, beaches, travel. - Feb 2012

Singles and couples might get bored, as there is little to no nightlife and it can be hard to get to know people. Many Tunisians seemed guarded in their public lives. This was a contrast to what we found in some other Arab-Muslim countries we had visited. Things are slightly better for families, we still did feel somewhat socially isolated. - Oct 2011

I don't think this would be a great city for singles. Although there is a fairly sizable expat community, largely because of the African Development Bank, there are not tons of places to go out (bars, restaurants, etc) - as mentioned earlier. It's the ideal post for families because of the good schools, numerous outdoor activities, affordable household labor and slower pace of life. - Jul 2010

This is a good family post. It is good for single men. Not so good for single women. - May 2010

This is a great city for families. I think it's a challenge for singles and married couples with no children as the night life is mediocre and there are not a ton of things to do after-hours. - Jan 2010

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