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Port Louis has an overall cost of living index which equates it with low cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index compares 13 areas of spend across 300 locations. Port Louis is currently ranked 196th overall most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 300 international locations.


Good private healthcare in Mauritius is available, although this can be costly if you are not insured. More complex cases could require evacuation to Reunion or South Africa.


The education system in Mauritius is largely based on the British system.  After the country became independent in 1968, education became one of the main preoccupations of the Mauritian Government.

There are also private International Schools.


A value added tax of 15% is included in all bills relating to goods and services, including hotel and restaurant bills (except when mentioned otherwise).