Cost of living 2019 in Mauritius

Hello everyone,

As we usually do each year, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Mauritius.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Mauritius will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Mauritius? How about buying an apartment or a house in Mauritius?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Mauritius?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

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

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and 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 for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

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Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Mauritius will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Mauritius? How about buying an apartment or a house in Mauritius?
15000 rupees 2 bed apartment no pool 5 minutes to beach
How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?
Bus 24 rs one way.
How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?
12 rs for filled roti bread 50 rs a loaf
What is your monthly budget for groceries?
10000 rs
How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Mauritius?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?
NA
What is your child's schooling budget per month?
NA
How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?
1000 rs
How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?
150 for electricity 100 water

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?
1000 rs pm for 800 gb

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

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?
150 rs

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?
250 rs
How much does a gym membership 1000rs to 3000 rs
Thank you for sharing your experience

I think Mauritius is not quite as cheap as people would make it like to be especially for non local cuisine, private clinics and private schools. Thoughts?

Expensive not cheap

PamelaPomme :

I think Mauritius is not quite as cheap as people would make it like to be especially for non local cuisine, private clinics and private schools. Thoughts?

Not as cheap as other destinations but not expensive either when compared to other popular places.

Then again, cheap or expensive is subjective...depends on the expat's profile and income/revenues.

Non-local cuisine can get expensive as the main ingredients must be imported.

Private clinics are expensive as most locals have access to public healthcare, which means those who do opt for private healthcare are mostly those who can afford a healthcare plan.
Same applies for private schooling.

Personally I find Mauritius expensive - I may not be doing it the 'cheapest way' however as a single girl here it was important for me to be in a secure residence and close to amenities so here are my budgets!

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Mauritius?   35kpm in a secure residence

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?  Taxis are crazy expensive! Car hire around 15kpm

What is your monthly budget for groceries? 4500rps pm on average

How much does it cost to see a doctor or health specialist in Mauritius?  Around 1500rps for a basic consultation (not in a local hospital)

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank? Driving from the north to Ebene weekly 1000rps pw.

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?  1000rps per month

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?  Internet 1400rps pm, Phone 500pm

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket? 150rps

How much does a gym membership cost in Mauritius? 2300rps for Riverland Gym

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