Cost of living in Port Louis, Mauritius

Summary of cost of living in Port Louis

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ₨106,759
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ₨46,633
  • Cost of living in Port Louis is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Africa (3 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Port Louis is cheaper than in 77% of cities in the World (175 out of 228)
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List of prices in Port Louis
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ₨264
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ₨235
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ₨125
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ₨46
12 eggs, large ₨84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ₨59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ₨144
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ₨75
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ₨43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ₨66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ₨513
2 liters of coca-cola ₨68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ₨15
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ₨32,345
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ₨20,752
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ₨2,263
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ₨28,067
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ₨10,750
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ₨1,922
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ₨902
40” flat screen tv ₨25,389
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ₨4,984
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ₨257
Hourly rate for cleaning help ₨187
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ₨3,590
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ₨2,030
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ₨4,089
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ₨4,001
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ₨1,330,540
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ₨52
Monthly ticket public transport ₨1,935
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ₨814
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 ₨238
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 46 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: October 03, 2022

Port Louis position in our World Ranking

the world
175th
out of 228
africa
3rd
out of 9

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

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