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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed, with meals: $40–120
  • Local transport and markets: good value on the main islands
  • A half-day snorkelling excursion: $40–70
  • Double room in a hotel: $140–300
  • Local restaurants: $10–30 for a main dish
  • Activities: at least $80 per day
High end: over
  • Resorts: meals and activities often included in tariffs
  • Bure (bungalows): $300 to $3000 per night

The local currency is the Fiji dollar ($); it’s fairly stable relative to Australian and New Zealand dollars. All prices quoted here are in Fiji dollars unless otherwise specified.

The dollar is broken down into 100 cents. Bank notes come in denominations of $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5. There are coins valued at $2, $1, $0.50, $0.20, $0.10 and $0.05.

It’s good to have a few options for accessing money – take a credit card, a debit card, and a small amount of foreign currency. The best currencies to carry are Australian, New Zealand or US dollars, which all freely exchangeable.

Before you head out to remote parts of Fiji, always check to make sure you can access money, use your plastic or change currency.


Tipping is not expected or overtly encouraged in Fiji; however, if you feel that the service is worth it, tips are always appreciated.