Cost of living in Port Louis, Mauritius

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨340
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨229
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨90
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨56
12 eggs, large ₨86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨71
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨165
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨454
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨51
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨38,125
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨22,513
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,896
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨24,799
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨12,316
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨2,781
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,162
40” flat screen TV ₨19,277
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨4,601
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨250
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨149
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨3,139
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,243
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,960
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,848
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,218,130
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨47
Monthly ticket public transport ₨2,105
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨715
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨119
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨155
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨825
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨112
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨164
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨213
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨54
Tube of toothpaste ₨62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨245
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,152
2 tickets to the movies ₨518
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,370
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,768
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨203
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨105
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨137
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ₨23,502
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.23
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,095
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨212
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 322 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2018.

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