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Unveiling the Cost of Living in Mauritius: A Comprehensive Guide

Mauritius, an island nation celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, also presents a fascinating study in terms of the cost of living for both locals and expatriates. This guide aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the cost of living in Mauritius, offering insights into various expenses ranging from housing to groceries, and from transportation to leisure activities. Whether you're considering relocating, planning an extended visit, or simply curious about the financial aspects of life in this tropical paradise, this article offers you a thorough breakdown.


Introduction to Mauritius' Cost of Living

Mauritius is often perceived as a luxurious vacation destination, yet the island offers a varied cost of living that can accommodate a wide range of budgets. From affordable housing options outside the main cities to the higher cost of imported goods, understanding the nuances of Mauritius' cost structure is essential for anyone looking to make the most of their time on the island.

Item

Price

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt

$1.24

🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb

$0.64

🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$1.59

🥚 Eggs, x12

$2.09

🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$7.55

🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$5.68

🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$10.7

🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$1.91

🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$1.73

🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$1.99

🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$2.65

🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$1.13

🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb

$1.44

🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt

$0.43

🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz

$1.6

🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle

$9.9

🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz

$1.42

🚬 Cigarette pack

$5.86

💊 Cold medicince, 1 week

$6.8

🧴 Hair Shampoo

$5.24

🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls

$1.86

👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube

$1.52

🍱 Lunch Menu

$5.31

🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2

$33.8

🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's

$4.69

🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz

$2.21

☕ Cappuccino

$2.38

🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz

$0.93

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2

$391

🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2

$270

🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2

$625

🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2

$535

🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.

$27.9

🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.

$42.8

🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited

$31

🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years

6.22%

🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2

$1124

🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2

$814

🚌 Local transport ticket

$0.85

🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport

$28.1

🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi

$21.5

⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal

$1.49

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month

$29

🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person

$6.37

👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit

$23

💇 Haircut, simple

$8.86