Cost of living in Port Louis, Mauritius

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨236
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ₨207
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨86
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨51
12 eggs, large ₨88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨61
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨165
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨60
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨472
2 liters of Coca-Cola ₨56
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨14
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ₨48,935
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ₨16,752
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨3,055
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ₨19,199
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ₨9,783
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ₨1,444
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ₨1,137
40” flat screen TV ₨22,225
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨4,146
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨341
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨114
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ₨2,363
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ₨2,091
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨3,270
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨3,236
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,144,120
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨43
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,766
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨690
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ₨139
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ₨143
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ₨579
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ₨135
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ₨148
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ₨200
4 rolls of toilet paper ₨54
Tube of toothpaste ₨63
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ₨243
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ₨1,038
2 tickets to the movies ₨484
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ₨1,010
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ₨1,834
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ₨185
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ₨96
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ₨135
iPod nano 16GB ₨5,420
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ₨2.00
1 month of gym membership in business district ₨2,010
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ₨172
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 373 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: July 27, 2017.

Port Louis position in our World Ranking

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188th
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3rd
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