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

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