Hi - I currently live in antigua with my fiance but we are considering the possibility of moving to mauritius - I was wondering what the crime levels are like? Also, from what I gather, cost of living is quite low? More r less how much would a 3 bedroom house with a pool and decent sized garden cost to rent? and to buy? are cars expensive to buy? Thanks!
Crime levels are ok as long as you don't go where you shouldn't go. This said, I never had any problem here.
Cost of living is much cheaper than in Europe, but I can't compare to Antigua. Housing isn't very expensive, you can find a nice house with pool and garden for 30,000 sometimes less if you're lucky. About buying a house, I recently heard about a construction project, house cost 5millions rupees each (roughly 125,000 euros)
Great! Thank you very much for that! Which parts of the island would you recommend? We are both young - Im in my late 20s my fiance in his 30s - are there places to go out in the evenings? also, do you know any good real estate agents there? we will probably plan on coming out in January for 2 weeks or so to check out the island and we would move there in March / April. Is there a hurrican season there and does the weather get really bad then?
I am coming there to work and i will be given an accommodation by mu company and on top of that they will be paying around 30000 MUR per month. What do you think are my chances to lead an average life.
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Hi there.. We would like to know whether it is at all possible to come over and live in Mauritius, self-employed - what are the red-tape issues? Also, what does the average english school fees look like? THANKS!!
Hi Julien, I am glad to come across your blog.My 23 year old daughter moved to Mauritius 3 months ago after graduating from University in Toronto. She currently is in a Manager in Training program with Four Seasons Hotel.They are only paying her 18.000 rupees a month with one meal a day included at the hotel ( from an earlier comment you made that is illegal as the min. pay for an immigrant should be 30.000 a month.)She lives close to the hotel in an apartment for 6000 rupees a month but she is desperately trying to find something more suitable as this place has only occasional hot water and is very hot with no air-con. Would you have any connections to somebody who might have a place to rent for her for the next 9 months close to the Four Seasons Hotel( Trou d'Eau Douce)? Your help is much appreciated-Thanks!
Julien.. for self-employed, you should not be earning Rs600,000.. you should be making a net profit of this amount.
The minimum pay that Julien refers to is for new Occupation permit. Else, old permits still exist and you can employ foreigners (skilled labours, and others) having lesser salary than the Rs30,000. This is not in any case the minimum legal condition.
They asked me for some more info and I gave it to them. I had to chase them and now it seems I will have an interview with an inspector next week and after that...who knows?? I started everything about a month ago. By the way, I am also looking for a good (and not too expensive) accountant who could deal with my paperwork, if you know anyone please pass the details.
Hi Julian, i need all the info i can get on Mauritius, i will be employed, as a health care assistant, and i will be living by myself in Flic en Flac, is it safe for a woman to walk around? Also would my mobile from uk work with a local sim card? Are the mosquitos a real nuisance? Which is the coolest/cheapest market to buy clothes, shoes, etc, are they very expensive? What are the locals like? I hear very friendly, where is the best place to make friends? Tell me more please. Giuditta
Where did you rent that from - which garage/rental agent? Would be great to find out.. thanks. And is it a yellow plate or a black number plate? I've been told that the black plates are not strictly legal for rental.. but I know that most people rent blac plates longer term and its far cheaper.. thank you!!
I am reaching Mauritius on the morning of 20th Oct and I start work from Oct 21. The office would be in Grand Baie. I would need some help in knowing the places good to stay around Grand Baie. I would be given accomodation for the first one month. Is car a mandatory requirement? I have seen the property site for the last one month but unless I know what places are good and close to Grand Baie, I am in fix.