Cost of living in Port Louis, Mauritius

Summary of cost of living in Port Louis

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨106,849
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨47,480
  • Port Louis is the 4th most expensive city in Africa (4 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Port Louis is cheaper than in 74% of cities in the World (196 out of 266)
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List of prices in Port Louis
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨276
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨235
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨109
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨79
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨140
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨487
2 liters of coca-cola ₨60
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨20
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨34,862
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨20,936
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,281
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨24,377
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨11,938
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨1,585
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨1,061
40” flat screen tv ₨21,594
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨5,176
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨256
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨148
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨3,075
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,239
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,779
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,861
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,268,360
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨49
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,935
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨809
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨141
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨193
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ₨734
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨168
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨167
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨211
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨55
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨244
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,168
2 tickets to the movies ₨579
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,647
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨2,031
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨222
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨131
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨154
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨24,589
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.86
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,264
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ₨232
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

Port Louis position in our World Ranking

the world
196th
out of 266
africa
4th
out of 13

Cheapest and most expensive products in Port Louis compared to other cities:

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