Why Mauritius

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Apart from being a popular tourist destination, the tropical island of Mauritius is now  emerging faster than ever as a preferred relocation destination for foreigners looking for an enticing place to work and live. With its year-round warm climate, first-class infrastructure and laid-back lifestyle, this rainbow nation with an affordable cost of living has opened its doors since 2006 to eligible non-citizens. Here’s a few reasons why…

  • Stress-free, safe, politically and economically stable with low taxation
  • Secure investment location with established rule of law
  • Impressive track record, political stability and more than 3 decades of sustained economic growth
  • Freest and most business-friendly country in Africa
  • Peaceful, multi-ethnic with a unique lifestyle in a blend of cultures
  • Flexible, bilingual (English/French) and skilled workforce
  • Excellent schools, tertiary education institutions and medical facilities
  • Investment-friendly regulatory regime
  • Open to foreign investors and talents
  • Ocean State with one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world
  • Preferential market access to Africa, Europe and the USA
  • Affordable cost-of-living with good infrastructure and amenities
  • Convenient time zone (GMT +4) with several daily direct flights to Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia

Quick facts:

  • GDP per capita: approx. USD 10,256 (2022 est.)
  • Legal System: dual system (Common & Civil Law)
  • GDP Growth: 8.9% (2022 – latest)
  • Unemployment: 6.3% (2023)
  • Inflation: 8.3% (April 2023)
  • Key Repo Rate: 4.5% (Nov 2023)

Mauritius ranking:

  • 1st in Africa – World Bank Doing Business 2020 (Globally ranked 13th)
  • 1st in Africa – Global Competitiveness Index 2019, World Economic Forum
  • 1st in Africa – International Property Rights Index 2019
  • 1st in Africa – Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2019
  • 1st in Africa – 2018 Index of Economic Freedom – (Heritage Foundation)
  • 1st in Africa – Economic Freedom of the World 2019- (Fraser Institute)
  • 1st in Africa – Democracy Index 2019 – The Economist Intelligence Unit – Full Democracy
  • 1st in Africa – Mercer’s 2019 Quality of Living Survey
  • 1st in Africa – Forbes Survey of Best Countries for Business 2019
  • 1st in Africa – The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness 2019
  • 1st in Africa – Social Progress Index 2019
  • 1st in Africa – Index of Economic Freedom – (Heritage Foundation) 2022
  • 2nd in Africa – Human Development Index 2019