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Economy

What is the state of the Mauritian economy?

Determined to adapt to the fast-changing world, Mauritius has rapidly moved from an economy centred on sugarcane to a diversified economy comprising textile, tourism, agriculture, financial services, global business and FinTech, thereby opening doors to foreign investment.

As an expat, can I get a job in Mauritius?

It is now easier for foreigners to get a job in Mauritius. With the Premium Visa and considering the ageing local population, the Mauritian government is looking for new talents and skills to contribute to the growth of its economy.

Why should I invest in Mauritius?

With its stable political, social and economic situation, Mauritius is the ideal place to do business. Moreover, Mauritius offers a wide network of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements and Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs), guaranteeing predictability, certainty and security.

Healthcare

Will I get access to quality healthcare in Mauritius?

There are numerous public and private healthcare institutions in Mauritius, where you will get access to quality care and all necessary in and outpatient treatments.

Do I need to apply for health insurance in Mauritius?

It is highly recommended to apply for health insurance before you move to Mauritius, especially considering the high costs often associated with in and outpatient treatments at private clinics.

As a European citizen or French national registered with the Caisse des Français de l’Étranger (CFE), you will be happy to learn that, having lived in Mauritius for a minimum of 3 months, you are allowed to apply for CFE medical cover, claimable at selected Mauritian healthcare institutions.

Schooling

What is the education system in Mauritius?

The education system in Mauritius divides itself into 4 categories, namely pre-primary (3- to 5-year olds), primary (5- to 11-year olds), secondary (11- to 18-year olds) and tertiary (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes) education.

How to choose the best school?

There are numerous quality educational institutions in Mauritius and you can generally find some high-level options close to your home.

What is the language spoken and taught in Mauritian schools?

While there are English and French institutions, most schools teach both languages, along with a few others at more basic levels.

What curriculum is studied in secondary schools?

Students can have access to both the Cambridge Certification and Baccalaureate, depending on the selected school.

Accommodation

Where can I find more expats in Mauritius?
Most expats live in the North or the West of the island, where there is a selection of international schools, a variety of shops and some largescale supermarkets, close by.

Do I need to buy a house to live in Mauritius?
In order to live in Mauritius, you can either buy a house of a minimum value of USD 375,000, or apply for an Occupational Permit (OP). We can assist you with both.

Can I rent a villa or an apartment in Mauritius?
If you hold an Occupational, Permanent Residence or Retired Permit, you do not need to buy a house in Mauritius. Instead, you are allowed to rent a property of your choice anywhere on the island.