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.
  • $ 9.2 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1043* (37870 MUR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 110 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2877* (104482 MUR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 225 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 5934* (215502 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 2020

Cost of living: Mauritius VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Mauritius in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Moka
Souillac 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Souillac
Vacoas 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vacoas
Port Louis 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Port Louis
Curepipe 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Curepipe
Tamarin 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tamarin

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Local prices in Mauritius by expense type

Mauritius: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Mauritius costs 40% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7/person
($ 3.3 to $ 14)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 14 to $ 29)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.9 to $ 7.8)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.5 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 5.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.7/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 3.3)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Mauritius: Hotel and accommodation budget

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

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 36 to $ 110)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 159/night
($ 72 to $ 354)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 291/night
($ 130 to $ 591)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 510/night
($ 280 to $ 972)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 225/month
($ 95 to $ 576)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 173
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 335/month
($ 120 to $ 813)

100% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 107/month
($ 65 to $ 196)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 385/month
($ 98 to $ 1053)

118% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Mauritius: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Mauritius costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 4.2)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 2.2)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 16/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 29)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.9/kg
($ 4.4 to $ 9.4)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2.9)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 9.8)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.7 to $ 1)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 16/kg
($ 7 to $ 35)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Mauritius: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Mauritius costs 3% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 28/month
($ 13 to $ 35)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.9/km
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.5
($ 2.9 to $ 5.6)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 45/24hrs
($ 28 to $ 146)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Mauritius: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Mauritius costs 64% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 65/month
($ 44 to $ 100)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 174
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 35/month
($ 29 to $ 71)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 394/month
($ 281 to $ 702)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1477
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 225/month
($ 141 to $ 422)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1185
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 826/month
($ 422 to $ 1684)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2402
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 507/month
($ 281 to $ 1263)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1884
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
($ 14 to $ 57)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 190/month
($ 141 to $ 281)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1038
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4494/yr
($ 2806 to $ 7856)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18345

Mauritius: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Mauritius costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.4/ticket
($ 7 to $ 12)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 7 to $ 29)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Mauritius: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Mauritius is 9% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 6.6/pack
($ 6.2 to $ 7)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 67
($ 27 to $ 141)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 49
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 53
($ 21 to $ 85)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 95
($ 57 to $ 127)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 83
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 93
($ 54 to $ 141)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 107

Plane ticket budget

Perth → Port Louis
Perth → Port Louis
Perth → Port Louis
$ 1238
(fair price: $ 1056)
London → Port Louis
London → Port Louis
London → Port Louis
$ 1175
(fair price: $ 851)
Manchester → Port Louis
Manchester → Port Louis
Manchester → Port Louis
$ 1070
(fair price: $ 927)
Dublin → Port Louis
Dublin → Port Louis
Dublin → Port Louis
$ 1052
(fair price: $ 892)
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Louis
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Louis
Toronto (Ontario) → Port Louis
$ 1445
(fair price: $ 1204)
New York City → Port Louis
New York City → Port Louis
New York City → Port Louis
$ 1480
(fair price: $ 1252)
Montreal → Port Louis
Montreal → Port Louis
Montreal → Port Louis
$ 1450
(fair price: $ 1203)
Edinburgh → Port Louis
Edinburgh → Port Louis
Edinburgh → Port Louis
$ 1076
(fair price: $ 958)
Melbourne → Port Louis
Melbourne → Port Louis
Melbourne → Port Louis
$ 1409
(fair price: $ 1254)
Sydney → Port Louis
Sydney → Port Louis
Sydney → Port Louis
$ 1531
(fair price: $ 1274)
Auckland → Port Louis
Auckland → Port Louis
Auckland → Port Louis
$ 1933
(fair price: $ 1758)
Los Angeles → Port Louis
Los Angeles  → Port Louis
Los Angeles  → Port Louis
$ 1603
(fair price: $ 1403)

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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 17-03-2020.

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