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5 reasons to live in Mauritius

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There are many reasons to live in Mauritius, but I'd like to share 5 of them with you. The 5 main reasons everyone agrees on.

Top 5 reasons to live in Mauritius:

1. The climate

Tired of rain and gloom?

Mauritius is a tropical destination with 300 days of sunshine a year.

Sunglasses and air conditioning are a must here!

Important point: if you have trouble with the heat, skip it.

Note that there are only 2 seasons in Mauritius: summer and winter. By “winter”, we mean “Indian summer”, when temperatures are milder, around 20-25°.
Moreover, the seasons are reversed with Europe.

2. The language

You may be 9,000 km away from France, but you won’t homesick with regards to the language.

As Mauritius was once French, the Molière language is still the most widely spoken, along with Mauritian Creole, although the official language is English.

This is one of the main reasons why you’ll find so many French people on the island.

Note that for administrative purposes, most documents will be in English.

3. Taxation

Let’s face it, many of us want to pay less tax.

Mauritius offers a more advantageous tax system than France, both for individuals and companies.

  • Corporate tax: 15% on profits
  • Income tax: 10 to 15% depending on your net income
  • VAT: 15%
  • No property tax…

By the way, did you know that there is no tax on capital gains or dividends?

4. The kindness of Mauritians

It’s no myth that Mauritians are extremely kind and helpful.

Always ready to help, we really appreciate this natural friendliness.

You will quickly get used to it, and when you go back to France it’s a cold shower. We’re generally glad to be back on the island.

A little anecdote: I was stopped in my car on the side of the road with a flat tire. Some people stopped to help me change my tire without asking for anything in return. It was altruism, pure and simple. I can’t imagine that happening in France.


5. A simpler life

If you’re looking for a fast-paced lifestyle, weekly social events and never-before-seen exhibitions, well, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but you won’t find any of that in Mauritius.

Here, it’s more the “slow life” that’s advocated, meaning a less sophisticated, more balanced life.

I think this is ideal when you have a family.

Life will be centered around the family, work, school, activities, shopping, a few restaurants and outings.

Note that paperwork won’t be any easier than in France. It will be the same, if not worse.

If these reasons have convinced you, find out all about the visas that will enable you to try this adventure: article here.

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