- Cost of Living
- Mauritius
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Mauritius**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 71% | |||
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Food in Mauritius is 71% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ₨313 (E£ 169) | E£ 128 | + 32% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ₨261 (E£ 141) | E£ 64 | + 118% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ₨88 (E£ 47) | E£ 39 | + 23% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ₨51 (E£ 27) | E£ 14 | + 97% | |

12 eggs, large | ₨94 (E£ 51) | E£ 22 | + 126% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ₨85 (E£ 46) | E£ 11 | + 306% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ₨164 (E£ 88) | E£ 32 | + 177% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ₨60 (E£ 32) | E£ 23 | + 41% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ₨36 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 198% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ₨65 (E£ 35) | E£ 19 | + 80% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ₨398 (E£ 215) | E£ 163 | + 32% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ₨53 (E£ 29) | E£ 11 | + 154% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ₨15 (E£ 8) | E£ 9 | - 9% | |

Housing | + 157% | |||

Housing in Mauritius is 157% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ₨50,287 (E£ 27,092) | E£ 8,400 | + 223% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ₨25,622 (E£ 13,804) | E£ 4,540 | + 204% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ₨2,375 (E£ 1,280) | E£ 896 | + 43% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ₨27,694 (E£ 14,920) | E£ 5,663 | + 163% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ₨19,618 (E£ 10,569) | E£ 2,874 | + 268% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ₨4,875 (E£ 2,626) | E£ 590 | + 345% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ₨1,242 (E£ 669) | E£ 261 | + 157% | |

40” flat screen TV | ₨15,227 (E£ 8,203) | E£ 6,585 | + 25% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ₨4,611 (E£ 2,484) | E£ 2,717 | - 9% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ₨231 (E£ 125) | E£ 83 | + 50% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ₨119 (E£ 64) | E£ 94 | - 32% | |

Clothes | + 48% | |||

Clothes in Mauritius is 48% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ₨2,281 (E£ 1,229) | E£ 803 | + 53% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ₨2,430 (E£ 1,309) | E£ 799 | + 64% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ₨3,201 (E£ 1,724) | E£ 1,810 | - 5% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ₨3,251 (E£ 1,752) | E£ 1,339 | + 31% | |

Transportation | + 109% | |||

Transportation in Mauritius is 109% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ₨1,218,890 (E£ 656,681) | E£ 480,007 | + 37% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ₨44 (E£ 24) | E£ 4.92 | + 386% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | ₨2,033 (E£ 1,095) | E£ 355 | + 208% | |

Personal Care | + 51% | |||

Personal Care in Mauritius is 51% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ₨114 (E£ 61) | E£ 39 | + 59% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ₨104 (E£ 56) | E£ 75 | - 26% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ₨550 (E£ 296) | E£ 260 | + 14% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ₨194 (E£ 105) | E£ 60 | + 73% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ₨145 (E£ 78) | E£ 49 | + 61% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ₨206 (E£ 111) | E£ 44 | + 153% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ₨46 (E£ 25) | E£ 20 | + 25% | |

Tube of toothpaste | ₨53 (E£ 29) | E£ 19 | + 51% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ₨225 (E£ 121) | E£ 55 | + 118% | |

Entertainment | - 66% | |||

Entertainment in Mauritius is 66% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ₨1,181 (E£ 636) | E£ 333 | + 91% | |

2 tickets to the movies | ₨467 (E£ 252) | E£ 127 | + 99% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ₨927 (E£ 499) | E£ 647 | - 23% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ₨1,381 (E£ 744) | E£ 486 | + 53% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ₨187 (E£ 101) | E£ 101 | + 0% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ₨100 (E£ 54) | E£ 38 | + 43% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ₨150 (E£ 81) | E£ 59 | + 36% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ₨26,750 (E£ 14,412) | E£ 12,556 | + 15% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ₨2.70 (E£ 1.45) | E£ 41 | - 96% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ₨1,886 (E£ 1,016) | E£ 638 | + 59% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ₨229 (E£ 123) | E£ 32 | + 283% | |

TOTAL | + 21% |

These prices were last updated on March 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.539
EGP
/
MUR

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,691 prices entered by 384 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Mauritius**
is
**21% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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