Djerba (Tunisia)

Djerba is a relatively large island in North Africa, located at the Tunisian coast, at the Gulf of Gabes. The island is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, especially among the Italian and the German tourists. It is even most popular, due to the fact, that the nearby city Ajimin was used as a filming location for the first Star Wars movie in 1977. The island's climate is Mediterranean warm, the temperatures can reach up to 40 C in summer, although they are usually close to 10 C in winter or even close to zero at night. The island has an average of 30 rainy days per year. In addition to the sandy beaches and the beautiful sunrises, the island also has the largest crocodile farm in the Mediterranean region, a synagogue, a mosque, as well as the Houmt Souk market. The area is usually fairly safe, even thought in 2002 an Al Qaeda terrorist detonated a suicide bomb at the Ghriba Synagogue and killed 21 people, including 19 tourists.

Population: 158,941
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Arabic
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 197 (poliisi), 190 (ambulanssi), 198 (palokunta)
Currency: Tunisian dinar (TND)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Tip 5-10% if the service is good.
Time in destination: Dec 15, 2019, 5:34:39 PM

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Weather Forecast

Sun
15.12

Fair

63°F

Mon
16.12

Clear sky

68°F

Tue
17.12

Partly cloudy

64°F

Wed
18.12

Clear sky

63°F

Thu
19.12

Clear sky

63°F

Fri
20.12

Partly cloudy

61°F

Sat
21.12

Cloudy

63°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 54.5 60.6 48.0 4
February 56.3 63.5 48.6 4
March 59.4 67.1 51.8 4
April 64.0 71.6 56.1 3
May 69.8 77.9 61.5 3
June 75.9 83.5 67.5 0
July 80.4 89.4 71.4 0
August 81.9 90.1 73.2 0
September 78.6 85.8 70.9 4
October 72.1 78.8 64.8 4
November 63.1 70.3 56.7 4
December 56.7 62.8 50.4 4

More information: Djerba forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Djerba is quite a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $41.44, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $93.68, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $69.87
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $2.51
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $4.86
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.41
  • Meal, McDonalds: $2.99
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $1.77

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Safety

Djerba has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 57.9 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.0 (a little better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 47.2 (better than United states average 41.3)

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Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In South Africa the traffic is mainly left-handed. In North Africa the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: A rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car.

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