Cost of living in Port Louis, Mauritius

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨260
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨207
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨91
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨53
12 eggs, large ₨97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨178
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨62
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨432
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨52
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨48,371
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨21,135
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨4,194
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨26,126
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨13,022
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,087
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,183
40” flat screen TV ₨18,660
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨4,139
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨264
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨151
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,412
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨1,911
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,357
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,288
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,178,850
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨44
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,843
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨741
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨119
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨136
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨623
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨126
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨144
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨208
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨52
Tube of toothpaste ₨59
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨245
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,112
2 tickets to the movies ₨495
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,031
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,753
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨203
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨123
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨21,719
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨1.75
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨1,884
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨194
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 237 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2018.

Port Louis position in our World Ranking

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