Cost of Living in Suva

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 57.54
Rent Index: 29.97
Groceries Index: 65.03
Restaurants Index: 37.63
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 44.30
Local Purchasing Power: 37.41
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 FJ$ 5.00-12.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 FJ$ 40.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.50 FJ$ 12.95-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.50 FJ$ 5.00-6.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.00 FJ$ 6.00-8.50
Cappuccino (regular) 5.42 FJ$ 3.00-8.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.38 FJ$ 1.65-4.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.67 FJ$ 1.00-2.20
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 11.73 FJ$ 10.03-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.54 FJ$ 0.68-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.25 FJ$ 0.54-2.27
Eggs (12) 4.96 FJ$ 4.30-5.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 10.74 FJ$ 6.80-22.68
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 7.62 FJ$ 5.44-10.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.07 FJ$ 6.80-15.88
Apples (1 lb) 3.47 FJ$ 2.38-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 1.13 FJ$ 0.91-1.81
Oranges (1 lb) 3.81 FJ$ 2.72-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 4.08 FJ$ 2.27-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 1.13 FJ$ 0.91-1.36
Onion (1 lb) 1.10 FJ$ 0.68-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.40 FJ$ 2.00-3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 3.29 FJ$ 3.00-4.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 27.50 FJ$ 20.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.14 FJ$ 2.80-8.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.19 FJ$ 4.50-8.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 12.00 FJ$ 10.50-16.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.15 FJ$ 0.70-1.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 47.50 FJ$ 45.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 FJ$ 1.50-1.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 FJ$ 1.61-2.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.75 FJ$ 1.50-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.74 FJ$ 6.44-9.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 60,000.00 FJ$ 50,000.00-70,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,250.00 FJ$ 28,000.00-45,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 137.77 FJ$ 80.00-159.38
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.48 FJ$ 0.30-0.80
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 136.25 FJ$ 70.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.25 FJ$ 35.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.67 FJ$ 5.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 FJ$ 7.50-10.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 416.67 FJ$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,500.00 FJ$
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.00 FJ$ 50.00-150.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 108.00 FJ$ 60.00-150.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 156.00 FJ$ 100.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 164.00 FJ$ 120.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,831.25 FJ$ 1,000.00-2,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 533.33 FJ$ 300.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,562.50 FJ$ 2,500.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,700.00 FJ$ 900.00-3,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 278.71 FJ$ 185.80-325.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 185.80 FJ$ 167.22-232.26
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,425.00 FJ$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 7.10 5.00-8.50

Prices in Suva, Fiji

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Last update: March, 2017
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10 Comments so far

#Anonim on Jan 15, 2017 :
Just to alert everybody - think twice before moving to Suva for work as an expat. This place is terrible and unfriendly to non-locals. Your spouses will not be able to work as work permit is such a difficult anomaly here. Even to do volunteer work is not possible - you get reported if you do and sent out of country.
The place is empty - there is nothing happening here. No concerts, no shows, no theaters, no arts. Yes there are resorts but they are super expensive and it is better to save that money for your trip to outside of Fiji.
Fijians are in general friendly but very rude in behaviour - do not expect to get a way either on street, or office or road.
Prices - it is very expensive place. Prices from this table are taken probably from the city market but absolutely not related to real prices in supermarkets (where expats usualy go). Such quoted price of FJ$8 for meal in restaurants is ridiculous! There are not western type restaurants except few in hotel and one on boat. All other so called restaurants are just basic food eateries with dirty tables.
Do not go to Fiji - they do not like expats (at government level even!), only your money.
#Harsh Kansara on Oct 16, 2015 :
Hello, Everyone
I am finding a job in Suva, can anyone suggest me for the job on workpermit. i am trying to come by the end of next month.
Please suggest on my Email ID
Harsh Kansara
#Manoj on Jan 28, 2015 :
Dear reader friends !
Its not a comment,rather mine is an en query i.e. I am interested in finding a job of Facilities Operations Manager,I would like to know is such jobs are eazy to find there,and how much would be the current Salary trend in Fiji.How much would be an expense estimate for a family of 3 adults & one child of Primary school.I am much eager to come and look for a job and on getting one,to shift my family immediately from Chennai -India.My goods friends ! please help me with the information.
Thanks & regards

#Warrick Cameron Abel on Sep 04, 2014 :
Hi i am looking for work Driver or develop as a Taxi driver,any business person will to direct me and give me a group 3 and drive they Taxi.
#johurul hoque jibon on Jul 17, 2014 :
Hi i am planing to come fiji in visit any body please tell me is it easy to get a job in fiji and what will be the slary for a normal job
My email is hoque.jibon@
#arif on Jan 09, 2014 :
Mr. Khan...the salary here is on fortnight basis...and is on hour basis... i think 60000FJD per year is a good offer...what is the offer you r getting and from where r u that we can discuss things better...
#Khan on Dec 28, 2013 :

Can anyone tell me what would be a good salary in Suva for a family of 4 (2 adult and 2 kids). Kids are University going.

I am planning to accept a job offer from Suva..

#sudeera on Dec 01, 2013 :
Hi, Im hoping to move to suva Fiji in next year to accept a job offer. My concern is whether I could balance the living cost against the earning. I will get around FJD 3000 per month. Can someone please tell me about cost of renting for 1(or 2) bedroom unit? and how about the utility bills and broadband cost? Please advise.
#Tricia on Nov 13, 2013 :
HI Leah,

I am interesting in speaking with you about living in Fiji can you kindly email me thnx much.
#Leah on Oct 06, 2013 :
Have lived, studied and worked in Suva for over 10 years. A pretty cheap place provided you know where to shop and great for families. Local markets are a great source of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood,etc. Seasonal fruit and veggies are as cheap as a dollar a heap/bundle. Bus fare around the city centre and close suburbs is only $0.70 one way. An adult pass to the cinemas is a standard $7.50 regardless of whether it's a premiere or not. Two major shopping malls in the city open till around 9pm daily and offer great selection of takeouts for the whole family. For an average income family, renting in the city is not recommended in view of the sky high prices, better to rent in suburbs on the outskirts of the city such as Samabula, Vatuwaqa Nabua,etc as these locations are within the city boundaries and enjoy affordable rental price and reliable cheap transport options.