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Nestled in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a tropical paradise with stunning white-sand beaches, stunning beaches, warm weather, and vibrant culture. With its year-round warm climate and stunning natural beauty, Mauritius is the perfect destination for remote workers seeking an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Freelancing and employment laws in Mauritius

Mauritius has a favourable regulatory environment for remote workers, including freelancers. 

The country offers a Self-Employed Occupation Permit for freelancers, which allows you to work and reside in the country and is valid for 10 years, renewable. To qualify for this permit, you must provide a minimum investment of USD 35,000 in a professional activity and two letters of intent from potential clients.  Additionally, you will be subject to Mauritius’s income tax, between 10% and 15% depending on your annual income (Source).

However, gathering the required investment or navigating the permit request can be complex. Fortunately, Hightekers can simplify the process by offering a full-time employment contract, which sidesteps much of the regulation and bureaucracy associated with working in Mauritius as a self-employed freelancer. As part of the Hightekers network, you will receive full-time employment status, which simplifies the process of registering for a work permit and complying with local employment laws.

Quality of Life in Mauritius

Mauritius boasts a high quality of life, with a diverse and vibrant culture that combines African, Asian, and European influences. The island is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and tropical climate that allows for year-round outdoor activities like snorkelling, hiking, and surfing. 

Overall, the island offers a comfortable standard of living with access to high-quality healthcare and education systems. There are also a number of private hospitals and clinics that offer the best possible healthcare, though these will come with a high price tag.

Thanks to the diverse ethnicities present in Mauritius, the island also has a diverse food scene, with a fusion of local and international cuisine that caters to a variety of tastes.  You will find a lot of Chinese and Indian street food on the island and the local food typically combines French and Indian flavours! 

Infrastructure in Mauritius

Mauritius has a relatively modern and well-developed infrastructure that is continually improving. The country has a good high-speed internet connection as well as a reliable power supply. The country has fibre internet so this makes it easy for remote workers to work from anywhere on the island. The country’s airport, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, is located in the south of the island and offers direct flights to many international destinations.

Transport in Mauritius

The transport system in Mauritius includes buses, mopeds, taxis, and car rentals. Buses are the most affordable and most common option for residents. The country’s bus system has more than two hundred routes that connect different parts of the island with each other. 

The island has a great mobile application, Mauritius Bus Routes, to help you navigate the system. Taxis are more expensive but are readily available and provide a convenient way to get around. Car rentals are also an option for those who prefer to have more flexibility and independence. However, you must be over 23 years old and have an international driver’s licence to rent a car. 

Additionally, there is a new railway system currently under construction, with one section already active and running from Port Louis to Curepipe Central. This will provide an efficient mode of transport for residents and visitors alike.

The country’s road network is well-maintained, and the government has invested in upgrading its ports and airports, making it easy for international businesses to access the island.

Cost of living in Mauritius

While some imported goods can be subject to high taxes and thus higher prices, the general cost of living in Mauritius is relatively low compared to other developed countries. In terms of food, the island’s abundant natural resources make it easy to find fresh, affordable produce, while local markets and street vendors offer a variety of tasty and inexpensive dishes. Accommodation and housing in Mauritius are very affordable. In fact, the cost of living in Mauritius is, on average, 33% cheaper than in the UK, and rent is around 70% cheaper.

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