Cost of living in Port Louis, Mauritius

Summary of cost of living in Port Louis

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨104,894
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨46,619
  • Cost of living in Port Louis is cheaper than in 69% of cities in the World (136 out of 198)

List of prices in Port Louis, Mauritius. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨267
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨228
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨109
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨54
12 eggs, large ₨78
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨149
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨470
2 liters of coca-cola ₨59
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨34,341
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨20,488
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 ₨11,383
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨1,512
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨1,081
40” flat screen tv ₨20,580
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 ₨139
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨2,906
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) ₨3,603
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,861
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,161,550
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨50
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,935
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨782
Personal Care [Edit]
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) ₨731
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ₨156
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨167
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨220
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨55
Tube of toothpaste ₨77
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨244
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,223
2 tickets to the movies ₨569
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,460
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,866
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨213
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨128
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨163
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ₨24,797
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 ₨233
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2021

Port Louis position in our World Ranking

the world
136th
out of 198
africa
3rd
out of 6

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

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