I am currently in negotiation with my employer who wants to open a branch of their business in mauritius. In Mauritius I will be employed as technical/middle management for a web/IT company.
I wanted to know several things about life in Mauritius. First I would like to know what the average pay would be to a person employed in midlevel management in an IT firm before taxes and how much income tax is applicable.
hrishi wrote: I would also like to know if this estimate considers company provided accomodation or owned/rented accomodation.
hrishi wrote:Second I would like to learn about the cost of living and how well I will be able to get along with the people of Mauritius. I have read many forum posts ranging from praise to downright abuse about life in Mauritius. I would like answers to specific questions which will help me get an idea about life here.
In an average month here in Mumbai, we (my wife and I) do the following:
eat out often (at least 2x a week)
watch 3-4 movies
read 1-3 books
rarely watch TV
use broadband internet a lot (20-30gb per month, but currently a lot of that is because i work from home.)
other than these i would like to estimate the following expenses:
rent on a 2bhk apartment or home
rent on such an accomodation close to the beach (but not necessarily on the beach)
power bill with approx 300kWh per month consumption
I like to buy computer games and electronic toys (cellphones, games, etc) often. I would like to know how the market is for these kinds of goods (is it competitive? if there are only few merchants i'll expect to pay premium rates). I expect to upgrade or buy a new computer at least once a year.
hrishi wrote:Other than expenses I also have two german shepherd puppies who i'd like to bring in once we're settled. I would like to know if there are any procedures to be followed, certifications to be obtained from Indian vets/authorities before transport etc. Also if possible an estimate of how much it would cost to transport them (they weigh approx 15kg each). Regarding these I would like to know if there are any pet shops and how many there are (just an approximate number will suffice, only trying to see if it will be expensive).
I would also like to know if i'll be able to get along knowing only english and a few indian languages. I am learning french but I do not think i'll be fluent in just a few months time
Learning will take a while but master the basic French communication terms: greetings, food, asking for direction and help e.t.c first .
hrishi wrote:I know this seems like a demanding request but i expect that you will respond with what you know and maybe at the end of this discussion we will have a complete answer for all these questions.
I have seen that the people of this forum are very helpful and I am happy to be part of this online community.
Thanks and Regards,
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