Travel budget and cost of living in Mauritius how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Mauritius

Mauritius: calculate your travel budget

Mauritius: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Mauritius for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 49 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1051* (34622 MUR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 94 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 7.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2631* (86646 MUR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 201 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 5531* (182154 MUR)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Mauritius in 2019

Cost of living: Mauritius VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Mauritius in 2019 is 15% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Mauritius in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Mauritius by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Mauritius compared to the national average.

Cities /Mauritius View Details
Moka 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Moka
Souillac 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Souillac
Tamarin 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Tamarin
Centre de Flacq 12% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Centre de Flacq
Chemin Grenier 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Chemin Grenier
Vacoas 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vacoas
Port Louis 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Port Louis

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Local prices in Mauritius by expense type

Restaurant budget in Mauritius

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mauritius costs 37% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.8/person
($ 4.5 to $ 12)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 20/person
($ 16 to $ 26)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.7/person
($ 4.5 to $ 7.5)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.7 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.7 to $ 4.5)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 3.6)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 2)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Mauritius

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Mauritius is 13% more expensive than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 81/night
( $ 81)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 38 to $ 106)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 121
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 66 to $ 253)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 274/night
($ 126 to $ 530)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 525/night
($ 277 to $ 1096)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 501
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 207/month
($ 89 to $ 484)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 322/month
($ 116 to $ 841)

94% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 91/month
($ 61 to $ 159)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 212
Family room
Family room
$ 420/month
($ 106 to $ 1259)

141% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Mauritius

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mauritius costs 34% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.5)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.1/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 10.6)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 9.7)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.6)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 4.5)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 16/kg
($ 10.6 to $ 20)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Mauritius

On average, the price of transport in Mauritius is 10% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.1/ticket
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 29/month
($ 16 to $ 38)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3/km
($ 1.9 to $ 3)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.6)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.7
($ 3 to $ 4.5)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 45/24hrs
($ 28 to $ 146)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Mauritius

On average, the cost of housing in Mauritius costs 59% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 70/month
($ 44 to $ 115)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 38/month
($ 32 to $ 91)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 354/month
($ 228 to $ 545)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 220/month
($ 122 to $ 334)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 737/month
($ 455 to $ 1211)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 472/month
($ 304 to $ 757)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 23 to $ 61)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 170/month
($ 107 to $ 243)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4487/yr
($ 3025 to $ 6048)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Mauritius

On average, budget for leisure activities in Mauritius costs 17% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 7.5/ticket
($ 7.5 to $ 9.1)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 9.1 to $ 32)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Mauritius

On average, shopping budget in Mauritius is 19% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.7/pack
($ 6.1 to $ 7.5)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 70
($ 38 to $ 91)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 51
($ 28 to $ 91)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 102
($ 61 to $ 122)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 96
($ 61 to $ 137)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Port Louis
London → Port Louis
London → Port Louis
$ 1226
(fair price: $ 888)
Manchester → Port Louis
Manchester → Port Louis
Manchester → Port Louis
$ 1074
(fair price: $ 940)
Dublin → Port Louis
Dublin → Port Louis
Dublin → Port Louis
$ 1010
(fair price: $ 872)
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Louis
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Louis
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Louis
$ 1469
(fair price: $ 1252)
Edinburgh → Port Louis
Edinburgh → Port Louis
Edinburgh → Port Louis
$ 1090
(fair price: $ 968)
New York City → Port Louis
New York City → Port Louis
New York City → Port Louis
$ 1512
(fair price: $ 1278)
Montreal → Port Louis
Montreal → Port Louis
Montreal → Port Louis
$ 1453
(fair price: $ 1235)
Perth → Port Louis
Perth → Port Louis
Perth → Port Louis
$ 1167
(fair price: $ 1003)

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About the information on the cost of living in Mauritius

The information about the cost of living in Mauritius shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Mauritius updated on 18-05-2019.

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