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Currency information

Code FJD
Symbol $
Cents & dollars - 1c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2
Dollars - $2, $5, $10, $20, $100, $500

Welcome to Fiji!

The ultimate island paradise, Fiji is so picture-perfect it almost looks photo-shopped. Made up of more than 300 islands, this archipelago sits in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Fijian culture is famously laidback – nothing happens in a hurry here, but that’s what makes it so special.

ATM access

3/5 stars – Everything in Fiji runs on island time, including cash. ATMs are easy to find around major cities, airports and large hotels, but tend to be scarce in outer lying villages.


Tipping isn’t a thing  in Fiji

Phone and Internet access

Fiji phone and internet access goes alright in larger towns and cities, but it’s downright patchy in some places.

Daily cost

The cost of a Fijian holiday can add up quickly, so be careful with your cash.

Coffee:  NZ$3 (regular cup of coffee)
Water:  NZ$2 (bottle of water)
Beer:  NZ$8.60 (pint of beer)
Food:  NZ$8.60 (restaurant shrimp curry)
Taxi:  NZ$10.70 (Nadi airport - city)
Big Mac:  NZ$6 (Your familiar fast food)

Daily budget

Budget:  Around NZ$90/day (2x cheap meals, supermarket   snacks, a bus ride and entry into Fiji Museum)
Moderate:  Around NZ$165/day (2x cheap meals, supermarket   snacks, taxi rides and a boat cruise)
Luxury:  Around NZ$220/day (3x restaurant meals, taxi   rides and a snorkelling excursion)

Safety rating

4.5/5 stars - With a little common sense, there’s no reason to fear for your safety in Fiji. Always keep your valuables secure, avoid walking alone at night-time, and beware of falling coconuts.

Travel Money Trivia

Friendly Fiji
Fijians are known for their warmth and hospitality. Don’t be afraid to say bula (hello).
Bumpy Landings 
Fiji has over 20 airports, but only 4 of them have paved runways.
Rugby is  Religion
After being introduced in the 1880s, Rugby Union is now a national obsession.
Cash with Queen Liz
Fiji declared independence in 1970, although the Queen still appears on their coins and banknotes.
Sweet Money 
The main source of foreign trade in Fiji is sugar

Let's talk money

The Fijian dollar is used throughout all of Fiji’s islands. Whether you’re travelling on a budget or looking to live like a king, Fiji offers the best of both worlds. Cash and credit cards are accepted in big cities like Suva, but smaller villages rely on cash.

  • On a budget? Travel by bus or taxi
  • Resort meal plans can be more expensive than convenient
  • Taking a cruise? Some ports charge a landing fee
  • Skip your resort’s restaurant and buy local snacks
  • Buy drinking coconuts from roadside stalls for just $2
  • US dollars are widely accepted throughout Fiji
  • Small shops and restaurants prefer small change

Must do

Navala Village
Surrounded by rolling mountains, Navala Village’s traditional thatched huts and picturesque locale make it one of Fiji’s most  scenic towns.
Snorkelling at  Kadavu Group 
This cluster of islands sits above some of the prettiest coral reefs in the world. Grab your snorkelling gear to explore Fiji’s underwater treasures.
The Mamanuca Group 
Home to some of the most visited islands in Fiji, the Mamanuca Group is the definition of tropical paradise.

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Travel Money NZ has sought to ensure that the information is true and correct at the time of publication. Prices, details and services are subject to change without notice, and Travel Money NZ accepts no responsibility or liability for any such changes, including any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any information provided. Daily Cost: All prices are approximations. Your costs may differ depending on where you go, where you shop, and their individual factors. Daily Budget: Costs are estimated per person and do not include accommodation.