Cost of living in Suva, Fiji

Summary of cost of living in Suva

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,120 FJ$
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,975 FJ$
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Suva, Fiji. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12 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 2.92 FJ$
12 eggs, large 7 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5.69 FJ$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 14 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6 FJ$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.70 FJ$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.11 FJ$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 26 FJ$
2 liters of coca-cola 3.93 FJ$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.58 FJ$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 3,533 FJ$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,617 FJ$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 193 FJ$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,175 FJ$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,152 FJ$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 121 FJ$
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 54 FJ$
40” flat screen tv 1,750 FJ$
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 437 FJ$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12 FJ$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 8 FJ$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 64 FJ$
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 81 FJ$
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 170 FJ$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 162 FJ$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 41,303 FJ$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.23 FJ$
Monthly ticket public transport 64 FJ$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 10 FJ$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 9 FJ$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 23 FJ$
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 29 FJ$
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5.41 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 3.59 FJ$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15 FJ$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 52 FJ$
2 tickets to the movies 17 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 92 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.) 5.30 FJ$
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,642 FJ$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.22 FJ$
1 month of gym membership in business district 60 FJ$
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 10 FJ$
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 31 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2020

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