Cost of living in Mauritius - 2017


Before moving to Mauritius, it is important to investigate the cost of living in the country.

As we did in 2015, we give you the opportunity to share your experience and tell us more about products and services average recorded prices in your town/city/area.

Don’t hesitate to let us know if the cost of living in Mauritius has decreased or increased in the past few years.

Thanks to your help, would-be expatriates will have the opportunity to refine and better prepare their expatriation project.

> How much does it cost to rent an apartment/house in Mauritius? 

> How much do you pay for your public transport tickets (bus, subway, train, tram)?

> Staple food: what do people eat and how much do they pay for basic food like bread, rice or pasta?

>What is your monthly grocery budget?

> How much does it cost to see a physician/doctor/specialist in Mauritius ? 

> What is your children's schooling monthly budget?

> How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

> How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc.?

> How much do you pay for your Internet/phone subscription?

> How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

> How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

> How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

> How much does a gym membership cost in Mauritius? 

Thank you everyone!


Hi guys. can we revive this???
Would be great to see what others are paying for across the island.

Hi, I am following this thread to know more as I am planning a visit/apply for studies in Mauritius. I hope this thread will get updated soon. Thank you

Hi there
My wife and I are both teachers. We are on the brink of relocating to Mauritius. We shall each earn Rs 65 000 per month (Rs 130 000) plus Rs 15 000 each for housing (Rs 30 000) per month and each Rs 5 000 for transport (Rs 10 000) = Rs 170 000 per month for both our monthly work. We have 2 small children. If we pay around Rs 30 000 per month for rent, would our salaries be adequate for us to survive and also have some money left to save at the end of the month? We do not go to restaurants often and prefer to cook at home. The answers we will get from this site will help us in this huge decision.

Hi there.

From what I've read on the forums, that is a dam decent living. Can I forward my CV??😂😂

I think it will definitely be more than  enough to enjoy island life.

Hey, If they have more vacancy for teachers do let me know. :)

Hi Jacques

We have just moved here from Cape Town also. I assume that you are thinking of working at Northfields ?
Both my kids are at school there and loving it.
Super happy to help with any questions you may have.

Regards Cara

you must always be careful with the contract for employment of course.  Teaching in Mauritius is big business now but you must be careful as some people are thinking that they can make much money from opening a school here and start to recruit only to find that the appropriate permits are not given because the school does not yet exist or have a certificate.  Teaching is in demand and yes it can for good teachers command a high salary

They do have a few look on the Northfields page on fb

So Cara, your kids our at Northfields? How does it compare to south african private schools?
thanks sam

Hi Sam

It's pretty much the same , my kids where not at private school in SA. But I do know the fees that they asking.


Hello,so how much will it cost for a student to live near middlesex university esp cost per month in those cheapest single rooms

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