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COST OF BASIC THINGS IN THE GROCERY STORE?

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COST OF BASIC THINGS IN THE GROCERY STORE?

Beitragvon Iggy » Di Jun 16, 2009 20:28

I will soon be traveling to Mauritius for work, I work in Garment Production and I will be there for about 6 weeks setting up a new project and I have the following questions:

1) The textiles plants, are they centered in one area of the country or are they spread all throughout?

2) What is the cost of beer in a local supermarket? What is the cost of beer in a bar?

3) What is the cost of red meat? For example, filet mignot in the supermarket?

4) What is the local variety of seafood and aprox cost in the supermarket?

5) What is the cost of Whisky, say Johnnie Walker Red Label at the local sotre?

6) Any good places that you would recomend to rent a fully equiped apartment for 6 weeks, that has air conditioning?

Thanks and Regards,

Iggy

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Re: COST OF BASIC THINGS IN THE GROCERY STORE?

Beitragvon leftright » Fr Apr 20, 2012 11:27

The "cost of living" is relative to YOUR standard of living, and your inflation is based on your basket of goods.

Energy inflation on cooking gas, electricity, and petrol is approximately 10-12% pa.
At PicknPay a large water melon sells for Rs800-900, which is approx 18 pounds.

Most products are flown in or shipped in, that increases the cost of items relative to South Africa, Germany, and the UK.

If I have to buy veggies which aren't available at a big retail store I ask my "groceries procurement officer" i.e. maid, to please purchase them for me as "skin tax" at local veggie stores negates any savings.
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Re: COST OF BASIC THINGS IN THE GROCERY STORE?

Beitragvon Brofasond » Fr Apr 20, 2012 14:02

Hi Iggy,

wishing you a good time in Mauritius and enjoy it to the max. Due to your questions:

1) As far as I could observe textile plants are more or less spread all over Mauritius.

2) - 5) Cost for food and drinks in supermarket (e.g. Winners, Super U, Way, Spar) are comparable to Western European standard. They are usually well equipped. You'll find almost everything there to which you are used to in Western European supermarkets. Spirits (apart from Mauritian rum) and wine are more expensive than here. Beer is cheaper, but I could not really tell you about the exact prices. But you'll be able to affort some bottles. Either in the supermarket or at a bar/restaurant. Red meat - mostly frozen - is more expensive than here as it needs to be imported. Chicken is much cheaper and you get it everywhere. Seafood: there is a variation in prices. You'll have some local fishes of good prices and shrimps are usually a bit cheaper.

If ever you have the chance to get your food (vegetables, fruits, fish, spices, eggs) on a market ("bazar") I can only recommend to do so. You'll get quite a variety there, the atmosphere is simply phantastic, the prices are good and you are able to "inhale" some pure Mauritian way of life.

All the best
Brofasond
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Re: COST OF BASIC THINGS IN THE GROCERY STORE?

Beitragvon mylene73 » Fr Apr 20, 2012 15:24

FYI: Iggy registered last time here, June 2009. I thinks he's not any more looking for all this information.
But if I'm posting something, I can add some prices for alcohol:
6x3dl can beer 185 - 200 r
1l red label 1200 r
Cheers,
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Re: COST OF BASIC THINGS IN THE GROCERY STORE?

Beitragvon Brofasond » Fr Apr 20, 2012 15:34

mylene73 hat geschrieben:...June 2009. I thinks he's not any more looking for all this information....


LOL! [mocking]

You are perfectly right Mylène! - It' worth it to read all details properly! Hope I'll do better next time! [twiddle]
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