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Living in Mauritius guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in Mauritius.

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The expatriate guide to Mauritius is your reference tool to carry out your expatriation project for you and your family. You will find useful information and advice on how to make a success of your life in Mauritius

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Work contracts in Mauritius

In Mauritius, job contracts are stringently regulated to ensure fair treatment and clarity for all employees. The Workers Rights ...

Mandatory medical examinations for traveling to Mauritius

Whether you are a future resident or a professional on a temporary assignment in Mauritius, understanding and preparing for ...

Measurement units in Mauritius

Mauritians rarely use square meters. Instead, you'll often hear measurements like arpent, square foot, perch, and toise.

Sports in Mauritius

Sports are increasingly becoming part of the routine for the residents of Mauritius, who can now rely on natural tracks as well ...

Sports in Mauritius

Sports are increasingly becoming part of the routine for the residents of Mauritius, who can now rely on natural tracks as well ...

Study in Mauritius

Mauritius is becoming a higher education hub for the region as it offers a great deal of options. Most Mauritian institutions and ...

Foreign diplomatic representations in Mauritius

Mauritius is a major diplomatic crossroads in the region. Strategically located between Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean, it is ...

How COVID-19 impacted life in Mauritius

On May 6, 2023, the World Health Organization officially declared the end of COVID-19 as a global public health emergency. After ...

Internship visa in Mauritius

The internship visa is intended for non-residents wishing to complete practical training in Mauritius as part of their higher ...

Student visa for Mauritius

If you're looking to move to Mauritius as an international student, you will probably need a student visa. Here's an ...

Customs in Mauritius

As you embark on your expatriate journey to the picturesque shores of Mauritius, navigating the intricacies of customs and import ...

Education in Mauritius

The Mauritian school system is based on the Anglo-Saxon model and is divided, as is often the case elsewhere, into 3 main stages: ...

Leisure activities in Mauritius

Mauritius is a lot of things, but it is not dull! You'll always find something interesting to do, whether by the seaside or at ...

Towns and districts of Mauritius

The capital of Mauritius, Port-Louis, is home to the Government House as well as the main government and financial institutions ...

A few creole expressions you need to know when moving to Mauritius

Learning Creole is more difficult than understanding it, but it is part of your integration into the country. Mauritians might ...

About Mauritius

The island state's political and economic situation has been stable since gaining independence on 12th March 1968, and it was eventually declared a republic in 1992, with a multi-party parliamentary democracy. Mauritius' natural wonders have resulted in the creation of countless luxury resorts, which provide foreign professionals in the tourism sector with five-star job opportunities and beautiful views of the Indian Ocean. Furthermore, a range of water and land-based activities will keep expatriates entertained in their free time ' from kitesurfing, hiking or horse riding after work, to playing golf on championship-standard courses over the weekend.

Wildlife tourism is also gaining in popularity on Mauritius, which has saved more bird species from extinction than any other country in the world; and you can even see giant tortoises roaming freely on île aux Aigrettes!

If that weren't enough, Mauritius deserves a round of applause for its standards of culinary excellence, whether in fine-dining restaurants or beach shacks serving fish fresh off the boat. The varied influences of the island's Indian, French, Chinese, and Creole communities have created a diversity of delicious dishes that will leave you tongue-tied. As will the variety of languages that reflect the range of cultures that exist on the island. The main languages spoken are French, which tends to be used in education and the media; Mauritian Creole, which is a French-based Creole that is spoken by around 90% of the population; and English, which is the official language of parliament. However, most Mauritians are bi-lingual or even tri-lingual, which makes it easier for expats to get by and make friends!

Since the times of being dependent mainly on sugar exports, the island has come a long way. It has built up strong financial services and outsourcing sector, and it now boasts one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. The strong earnings of its tourism industry also contribute greatly to the economy and, luckily for expatriates, future foreign investment and expatriate employment is likely to be welcome to further stimulate growth.

However, the republic does now need to focus on reducing inequality and boosting shared prosperity, as the low employment rate reveals an imbalance in the composition of labour in high-growth sectors. In the face of potentially rapid economic development, education and skills training of the island's inhabitants is imperative, as demand for labour in traditionally low-skilled sectors, such as sugar and textiles, has decreased.

Quick Information

Official Languages : English , Bhojpuri , French
Currency : Rupee
Area : 2040 Km2
Population : 1294104
Calling Code : +230
Timezone : Indian/Mauritius