Cost of living in Fiji

Summary of cost of living in Fiji

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,562 FJ$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,343 FJ$
  • Cost of living in Fiji is cheaper than in 70% of countries in the World (54 out of 77)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 18 FJ$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 15 FJ$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8 FJ$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.41 FJ$
12 eggs, large 14 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 17 FJ$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 17 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.13 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.54 FJ$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3.71 FJ$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17 FJ$
2 liters of coca-cola 4.45 FJ$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.81 FJ$
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,684 FJ$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 836 FJ$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 301 FJ$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,019 FJ$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,116 FJ$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 248 FJ$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 65 FJ$
40” flat screen tv 1,445 FJ$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 467 FJ$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 13 FJ$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5.00 FJ$
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 40 FJ$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 25 FJ$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 120 FJ$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 150 FJ$
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 35,000 FJ$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3.12 FJ$
Monthly ticket public transport 47 FJ$
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 FJ$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 7 FJ$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 70 FJ$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 6.00 FJ$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6 FJ$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 FJ$
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.49 FJ$
Tube of toothpaste 3.68 FJ$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8 FJ$
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30 FJ$
2 tickets to the movies 18 FJ$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 50 FJ$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11 FJ$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7 FJ$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6 FJ$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,625 FJ$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.19 FJ$
1 month of gym membership in business district 100 FJ$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 10 FJ$

Map of Cost of Living in Fiji

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This map shows only the top cities in Fiji. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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