Whether you're living in Mauritius or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

37,000 MUR

average per month

9,300 MUR

Range

79,000 MUR

70,000 MUR

average per month

14,000 MUR

Range

110,000 MUR

110,000 MUR

average per month

33,000 MUR

Range

170,000 MUR

28,000 MUR

average per month

4,700 MUR

Range

61,000 MUR

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Mauritius is 37,000 MUR. Expenses can range from 9,300 MUR at the minimum level to 79,000 MUR at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Mauritius is 70,000 MUR. Expenditure can range from 14,000 MUR to 110,000 MUR per month.

The average cost of living for families in Mauritius is 110,000 MUR per month. Families spend anywhere from 33,000 MUR to 170,000 MUR.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Mauritius is 28,000 MUR. Students spend from 4,700 MUR to 61,000 MUR per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

9.3 MUR

9.3 MUR

9.3 MUR

combo meal

93 MUR

67 MUR

160 MUR

meal for one

310 MUR

250 MUR

390 MUR

meal for one

780 MUR

520 MUR

930 MUR

Soft Drink

7.8 MUR

7.8 MUR

7.8 MUR

or latte

62 MUR

39 MUR

93 MUR

large bottle

47 MUR

39 MUR

52 MUR

bread

6.7 MUR

5.8 MUR

7.8 MUR

eggs

47 MUR

39 MUR

58 MUR

chicken

110 MUR

85 MUR

130 MUR

1 kg or 1 lb

120 MUR

100 MUR

160 MUR

1 kg or 1 lb

67 MUR

58 MUR

78 MUR

1 kg or 1 lb

31 MUR

26 MUR

39 MUR

1 kg or 1 lb

33 MUR

29 MUR

36 MUR

1 kg or 1 lb

32 MUR

28 MUR

36 MUR

taxi ride

47 MUR

39 MUR

93 MUR

full tank

310 MUR

230 MUR

620 MUR

1-day rental

310 MUR

230 MUR

470 MUR

price

230,000 MUR

120,000 MUR

310,000 MUR

one way

12 MUR

7.8 MUR

23 MUR

Service

470 MUR

310 MUR

930 MUR

and water bill

2,200 MUR

560 MUR

4,800 MUR

and water bill

2,800 MUR

700 MUR

5,600 MUR

and water bill

4,500 MUR

980 MUR

5,000 MUR

and cable

470 MUR

230 MUR

620 MUR

charges

310 MUR

190 MUR

930 MUR

ticket

160 MUR

120 MUR

230 MUR

membership

470 MUR

370 MUR

930 MUR

or pants

390 MUR

270 MUR

580 MUR

dress

360 MUR

260 MUR

1,200 MUR

shoes

330 MUR

250 MUR

780 MUR

shoes

260 MUR

210 MUR

520 MUR

suit

290 MUR

230 MUR

1,600 MUR

t-shirt

160 MUR

120 MUR

470 MUR

apartment

5,800 MUR

3,900 MUR

16,000 MUR

apartment

9,300 MUR

5,800 MUR

23,000 MUR

apartment

12,000 MUR

7,800 MUR

31,000 MUR

apartment

1,200,000 MUR

780,000 MUR

2,300,000 MUR

apartment

1,600,000 MUR

930,000 MUR

5,800,000 MUR

apartment

4,700,000 MUR

1,600,000 MUR

9,300,000 MUR

Bed

5,800 MUR

4,700 MUR

7,800 MUR

Bed

4,700 MUR

3,100 MUR

5,800 MUR

Bed

3,600 MUR

2,700 MUR

4,700 MUR

Room

6,700 MUR

5,200 MUR

23,000 MUR

Table

3,100 MUR

2,300 MUR

5,800 MUR

or Couch

4,200 MUR

3,100 MUR

9,300 MUR

Set

4,700 MUR

3,100 MUR

9,300 MUR

or Freezer

4,200 MUR

2,700 MUR

5,800 MUR

Machine

5,200 MUR

3,600 MUR

9,300 MUR

or Cooker

4,200 MUR

3,300 MUR

5,800 MUR

Phone

4,700 MUR

3,900 MUR

6,700 MUR

or Computer

5,200 MUR

4,200 MUR

9,300 MUR

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Mauritius

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 3,400 MUR |

AVERAGE | 13,000 MUR |

HIGH | 29,000 MUR |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 560 MUR |

AVERAGE | 2,200 MUR |

HIGH | 4,800 MUR |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 750 MUR |

AVERAGE | 3,000 MUR |

HIGH | 6,300 MUR |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 1,500 MUR |

AVERAGE | 6,000 MUR |

HIGH | 13,000 MUR |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 840 MUR |

AVERAGE | 3,400 MUR |

HIGH | 7,100 MUR |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 470 MUR |

AVERAGE | 1,900 MUR |

HIGH | 4,000 MUR |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 190 MUR |

AVERAGE | 750 MUR |

HIGH | 1,600 MUR |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 1,700 MUR |

AVERAGE | 6,700 MUR |

HIGH | 14,000 MUR |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Mauritius

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 4,600 MUR |

AVERAGE | 23,000 MUR |

HIGH | 37,000 MUR |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 700 MUR |

AVERAGE | 2,800 MUR |

HIGH | 5,600 MUR |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 1,700 MUR |

AVERAGE | 8,400 MUR |

HIGH | 13,000 MUR |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 2,000 MUR |

AVERAGE | 9,800 MUR |

HIGH | 16,000 MUR |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 1,500 MUR |

AVERAGE | 7,700 MUR |

HIGH | 12,000 MUR |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 840 MUR |

AVERAGE | 4,200 MUR |

HIGH | 6,700 MUR |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 280 MUR |

AVERAGE | 1,400 MUR |

HIGH | 2,200 MUR |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 2,400 MUR |

AVERAGE | 12,000 MUR |

HIGH | 19,000 MUR |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Mauritius

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 10,000 MUR |

AVERAGE | 36,000 MUR |

HIGH | 54,000 MUR |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 980 MUR |

AVERAGE | 4,500 MUR |

HIGH | 5,000 MUR |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 2,600 MUR |

AVERAGE | 8,900 MUR |

HIGH | 13,000 MUR |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 5,900 MUR |

AVERAGE | 20,000 MUR |

HIGH | 30,000 MUR |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 2,600 MUR |

AVERAGE | 8,900 MUR |

HIGH | 13,000 MUR |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 1,600 MUR |

AVERAGE | 5,600 MUR |

HIGH | 8,400 MUR |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 4,600 MUR |

AVERAGE | 16,000 MUR |

HIGH | 23,000 MUR |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 3,900 MUR |

AVERAGE | 13,000 MUR |

HIGH | 20,000 MUR |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Mauritius

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 1,100 MUR |

AVERAGE | 6,700 MUR |

HIGH | 15,000 MUR |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 190 MUR |

AVERAGE | 1,100 MUR |

HIGH | 2,400 MUR |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 330 MUR |

AVERAGE | 2,000 MUR |

HIGH | 4,200 MUR |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 930 MUR |

AVERAGE | 5,600 MUR |

HIGH | 12,000 MUR |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 280 MUR |

AVERAGE | 1,700 MUR |

HIGH | 3,600 MUR |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 230 MUR |

AVERAGE | 1,400 MUR |

HIGH | 3,000 MUR |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 890 MUR |

AVERAGE | 5,300 MUR |

HIGH | 12,000 MUR |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 700 MUR |

AVERAGE | 4,200 MUR |

HIGH | 9,100 MUR |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Mauritius typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 20,000 MUR with expenditure ranging from 4,900 MUR and 33,000 MUR. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Mauritius ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 2,700 MUR with 610 MUR and 4,500 MUR being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 1,300 MUR to 9,400 MUR on commuting with 5,600 MUR being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Mauritius is 10,000 MUR. The cost of groceries can range between 2,600 MUR to 18,000 MUR. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Mauritius allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 1,300 MUR to 9,100 MUR with 5,400 MUR being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 790 MUR to 5,500 MUR with 3,300 MUR being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 5,800 MUR per month with 1,500 MUR being the minimum spent amount and 9,700 MUR being the maximum.