It’s about time that we update the Mauritius cost of living thread to reflect 2012 prices, as we head into the 2011 and 2012 season!
The original cost of living post can be found here, and below is an attempt at gathering the cost of living in Mauritius 2012.
This time we went out with a shopping list filled with random common supermarket items, and we did the shopping in one of the branches of the popular Winner’s supermarket chain.
Winner’s supermarket stores are typically found on the outskirts of major towns and cities. We happened to be in the north of Black River, so for this particular shopping spree, we went to Winner’s Bambous (which is located in central Bambous).
For a larger selection of European and American brand produce, the popular London Way supermarket in La Preneuse stocks most European brand name items at mid range prices.
For a near French E.Leclerc or Carrefour, or a British Tesco experience, the Super U Hypermarket in Grand Baie is where to head. This hypermarket stocks pretty much anything you can think of, but naturally at a cost. Depending on the product, prices here tend to be around 10-30% higher than Winner’s and other budget supermarket chains, although Super U frequently has attractive pricing on alcoholic beverages.
As one can see, prices have gone up a bit compared to a couple of years ago, which is of course natural. The good thing is that a euro will still buy you a good 40 something Mauritian rupees. This means that a litre of petrol is still around the euro or pound mark, and you can still eat a three course dinner in an average restaurant for less than €20 or £17.
For a fresh Winner’s receipt and a document of proof of our efforts, please click the image to enlarge.
For the record, we’re not sponsored by Winner’s (or any other supermarket chain for that matter), we simply went for one of the cheaper supermarket chains that sell a good mix of local and international produce.
We hope that you find this post useful. If you do (or if you don’t), feel free to post your comment below, and any suggestions to make it better are of course also welcome!
|Coca Cola bottle||1.5L PET||31.95|
|Baby Corn Spears||425g tin||25.95|
|Sweet Corn Kernels||425g||19.95|
|Ice Cream||Magnum Classic||50.00|
|Heinz Beans in Tomato||400g||22.95|
|Phoenix Beer||33cl bottle||22.00|
|Green Island Rum||70cl bottle||154.95|
|Tomatoes Pomme d’amour||500g||34.03|
|Ground Black Pepper||50g||17.50|
|Wine, Red, South African VR||75cl bottle||169.95|
|Wine, Red, Mauritian, D’Athenes||75cl bottle||79.95|
|Diego Fruit Juice||1L||28.95|