Hi Miss galaxie,
I am really glad for you that you've got that job. Why are you afraid to tell exactly where you are from? I'm sure there might be people from where you come from actually in Mauritius or have been there for their holidays.
Please take time to read all the topics in the forums as most questions you've asked have been already answered.
For a single person $2500 US Dollars/month which equates to approximately to 75000MUR per month is really considered as top salary in Mauritius.
Just to give you a clue, my friend is single and earns around 25000MUR per year. He has his own apartment with maid service, car and manage to save a couple of thousands MUR every month. Too bad he spends everything in night life treating girls (I envy him though :p)
You will definitely be able to afford a nice apartment, buy a car (after some time) and save. Well it depends on your type of lifestyle!
You need to adapt first. Its easy at first and then after sometime you can feel lonely being far from families and friends...well not that you're not going to make new ones.
You should try and visit airmauritius.com and try their online booking system to have an estimate of how much it might cost you to go to Mahe, Seychelles or Antanarivo, Madagascar.
I ain't in Mauritius so I am not in a position to tell you how life really is nowadays.
Electricity, Water and Gas (to cook not to warm the house :p), ADSL 24/7 should cost you around MUR3000 per month. There are prepaid international cards that you can buy that offer reduced rates for calling Europe. The telecom company also uses that hapy hours policy where you get cheaper rates at specific times of the day. You should get the picture.
A couple of cinemas in Towns and the Capital showing more or less the latest movies but in French! When I say latest movies I meant movies that came out in Europe + 1 month delay atleast!
See my other post concerning cars where I answered to that Indian person about cars. Well I told him its not really worth it to buy a new car as you are not going to use it a lot for travelling coz he would be living like 15 mins from his workplace!
Most common and affordable 2nd hand cars in Mauritius nowadays are the Nissan Micra (aka March), Toyota Yaris (aka Vitz) , Honda Jazz e.t.c. and they retail at 250000-350000MUR (year 2003-2004). Do the Maths!
Feel free to fire any more questions, I will try my best to answer them....I wonder where are the others....they must be under the filao tree enjoying Easter holidays!
p.s pm me if you prefer!