Budget Planning Tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across New Zealand, you can securely pick up your FJD with no hassles.
Explore white-sand beaches, dive among colourful coral, or simply lounge in a delightful blue lagoon… How will you spend your time on Fiji’s 333 idyllic islands? To make the most of your getaway on this archipelago, you’ll need to exchange your New Zealand dollars to Fijian dollars so you can enjoy all the cocktails, cruises and adventures that are up for grabs here.
There’s no limit to how much Fijian currency you can bring into Fiji, however, you can’t depart the country with more cash than you arrived with – so treat yourself to delicious seafood, book yourself into a luxurious resort, order a martini under the swaying palm trees, and hire some snorkelling gear.
Top tip: Waiters and other service people won’t expect you to tip them. But a simple smile and a friendly thank you (try ‘vinaka!’) will certainly be appreciated.
Holiday Budget Planner for Fiji
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
Coins and notes
As with other dollars, Fijian dollars ($) are divided into 100 cents (c). Fiji coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 denominations. Banknotes are available in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations. While there were 50c, $1 and $2 notes in the past, these have all been respectively replaced by coins of the same values.
The historical rates chart reveals how the exchange rate today compares to what it’s been in the past. If the FJD isn't quite where you want it to be, no worries. Just sign up to get currency alerts from us – we’ll tell you when the rate is better.
Facts about the currency
- The FJD has been the official Fijian currency since 1969, when it replaced the Fijian pound.
- Fiji is the only country in the world where you’ll need to convert NZD to FJD. This destination’s money is as unique as its culture, with distinctive flora and fauna featured on colourful polymer banknotes.
- From 2013 onwards, Fijian banknotes have been printed with depictions of native flora and fauna rather than portraits of Queen Elizabeth II. Some of the plants and animals featured aren’t found natively anywhere else in the world!
- Fiji coins were originally made to match the relevant Australian coins. However, the designs and compositions have since varied.
- Many businesses in Fiji happily accept US dollars – could be handy if you’ve got some leftover cash from a trip to the States!
- Fiji’s economy is highly dependent on tourism. The county welcomes close to 800,000 international visitors every year.