Why is the cost of living so high in Fiji?

Why is the cost of living so high in Fiji?

Call me biased, but I think Fiji is one of the best places in the world to live as an expat if you are willing to go along with its laid-back, island lifestyle. Coconuts and fresh fruit are cheap and abundant, weekend trips to remote islands are just a boat ride away, and the welcoming “Bula” spirit of those who live here makes it an easy place to find friends.

With its reputation for tropical sun, sea, and resorts with hefty price tags, it’s pretty easy to assume that Fiji is an expensive destination. Even getting there can cost thousands of dollars!

Is living in Fiji expensive?

Fiji is affordable. The cost of living in Fiji is 25.53% lower than in Canada and 60% lower than in Australia (All figures Dec. 2016) The USD is worth twice the value of the Fiji dollar making the cost of living in Fiji almost 50% lower than in the USA.

How much money do you need to live comfortably in Fiji?

Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1,921$ (4,168FJ$) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 533$ (1,156FJ$) without rent. Cost of living in Fiji is, on average, 41.36% lower than in United States. Rent in Fiji is, on average, 66.41% lower than in United States.

What is the average cost of living in Fiji?

Top-of-the-line modern buildings or two-bedroom homes in a central location cost $4000-7000/month. An older two-bedroom standard apartment or home is around $800-2500/month. This may not include 24/7 security, hot water, and may be removed from the city center.

Is Fiji expensive compared to Australia?

Australia is 2.4 times more expensive than Fiji.

How much does it cost to build a 2 bedroom house in Fiji?

Fijians living in rural and maritime areas can now build their two-bedroom dream home for less than $20,000. Yesterday, the Minister for Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar, launched a new two-bedroom house plan, with materials costing $18,700.

What does food cost in Fiji?

While meal prices in Fiji can vary, the average cost of food in Fiji is FJ$70 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Fiji should cost around FJ$28 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.

What is Fiji’s main source of income?

Tourism. Fiji’s economy relies heavily on tourism, remittances, and the sugar industry.