Cost of living in Suva, Fiji

Summary of cost of living in Suva

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,975 FJ$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,157 FJ$
  • Suva is the cheapest city in Oceania (12 out of 12)
  • Cost of living in Suva is cheaper than in 80% of cities in the World (164 out of 206)
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List of prices in Suva
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13 FJ$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 14 FJ$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 10 FJ$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2.87 FJ$
12 eggs, large 7 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.99 FJ$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5.96 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.73 FJ$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.25 FJ$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24 FJ$
2 liters of coca-cola 4.16 FJ$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.97 FJ$
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,953 FJ$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,425 FJ$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 216 FJ$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,712 FJ$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 999 FJ$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 128 FJ$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 55 FJ$
40” flat screen tv 1,524 FJ$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 459 FJ$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12 FJ$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 8 FJ$
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 74 FJ$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 77 FJ$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 174 FJ$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 156 FJ$
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 47,106 FJ$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.56 FJ$
Monthly ticket public transport 52 FJ$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12 FJ$
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 FJ$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18 FJ$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 31 FJ$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5.48 FJ$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7 FJ$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7 FJ$
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.55 FJ$
Tube of toothpaste 4.01 FJ$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12 FJ$
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 50 FJ$
2 tickets to the movies 16 FJ$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 40 FJ$
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 93 FJ$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 14 FJ$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7 FJ$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6 FJ$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,870 FJ$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.17 FJ$
1 month of gym membership in business district 63 FJ$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 9 FJ$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

Suva position in our World Ranking

the world
164th
out of 206
oceania
12th
out of 12

Cheapest and most expensive products in Suva compared to other cities:

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