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BulaKerlara replied to the thread Moving to Fiji from USA on the Fiji forum:
BrittanyNiles initially posted:
Hello... I am new to this forum and am hoping to get advice from people who have relocated from the US to Fiji. I have been doing a lot of research and am leaning toward the Coral Coast area in Viti Levu. I am a yoga teacher and hope to secure a job as an instructor at a resort before I relocate. I would appreciate any feedback on good places to live in the area, prices, crime rate, shopping, etc. Thank you!!
BulaKerlara replied on July 27, 2014 with:
I think litter is a better definition---In the cities -- countryside may be better as they burn or compost their garbage. Of course bottles & aluminum is recycled. Some people are coming directly from India as Itenerate cane farmers. Just remember you are in a poor third world country. I love Fiji and have been there 4 times now. The native Fijians are very friendly, lovely people. I want to retire there from the USA. I'm just investigating the tax consequences and Social Security income.
drdarling replied on March 28, 2014 with:
Hi, we too are considering moving to fiji and have gotten conflicting info. I am a US medical doctor and my partner wants to set up a B&B or health retreat. So $1600 US gets you a....business license to start any business there! And gives you a 3 year work visa? Also, is it really that polluted with litter? That surprises me. We will be spending 3 weeks there in May. Looking for land and housing to purchase as well as a place for me to practice medicine, either solo or to be hired in a clinic. I do primarily holistically medicine. Any suggestions? Thanks, Tracy
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stumpy replied to the thread Nigerian Dr Moving to Fiji with Family on the Fiji forum:
Femidudu initially posted:
Hello everyone, I'm planning to move to Fiji with my family towards the end of the year.I am hoping to secure an appointment with the Fiji Ministry of Health.I need a frank advice on cost of living,Tax, accomodation,schooling for my kids,access to Australia or New Zealand....etc with two kids and my Teacher wife (would she get a teaching Job?).My expected income is abou 40thousand. US dollars yearly.would this be enough to live a comfortable life and also give my kids a good education.as well as save some to be sent to folks at home (Nigeria)?t
stumpy replied on July 19, 2014 with:
For cost of living try www.numbeo.com
john60 replied on July 11, 2014 with:
Hi. I am Australian. Only visited Fiji but I believe income will be v.good in normal sphere. Schools good as far as I can see. I am hoping to start a business in Fiji, but actually am going to Ghana for a bit. My Fiji Dr was barefooted did resorts , was casual but great. Pacific Harbour
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jochristy replied to the thread Cost of living on the Fiji forum:
ckd777 initially posted:
Can an expat live anywhere in Fiji, surrounding Islands or French Polynesia on $2,000 a month?
jochristy replied most recently with:
Some of Pacific Harbour is flat and some is quite hilly and not all are on the golf course, some on the lake and some on the river
Gungahlia replied most recently with:
thanks for the advice appreciated :-) Peter
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jochristy replied to the thread possible pacific harbour future on the Fiji forum:
Gungahlia initially posted:
hi any goss or tips where the best spots for real estate are around pacific harbour?
jochristy replied most recently with:
Yes there is certainly homes and lots with views of the ocean. A bit more money but probably worth it in the long run!!
Gungahlia replied most recently with:
thanks for the info - appreciated are there any real estate with views of the ocean?
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Wendel replied to the thread Pet immigration Fiji on the Fiji forum:
Wendel initially posted:
Dear All, I am moving temporarily to fiji for a 3 year contract. My family has an additional 3 members in the form of two dogs and a cat. We are looking for advice on how to and whether to relocate our animals to fiji. Both on incoming and outgoing relocation. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Wendel
Wendel replied most recently with:
Thank you for your response, much appreciated. Warren
Wendel replied most recently with:
Hi Jenny, Thank you that was very helpful. I will look further into it. Warren
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jennykirchner replied to the thread Work in Fiji on the Fiji forum:
klane initially posted:
My Fijian husband and I plan on moving to Fiji. He is retiring however I'd prefer to work. Any advise on where I start looking? I'm a paramedic, primary school teacher and experienced in admin however I am prepared to try something new.
jennykirchner replied most recently with:
Bula Klane, im fairly sure you need a work permit for 2 years which is difficult. you may get some info from immigration, fair to say they are hopeless. Ive been waiting 9 months for citizenship, worked here for 5 years on work permits, cost fj$6000. If i married a citizen its a few hundred and i cant work for 2 years, wages are low for locals but try looking for a post as an expat. i hope you have been to fiji, its not for everyone...good luck
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jochristy replied to the thread Health Care in Fiji on the Fiji forum:
adminee initially posted:
For many newcomers and those considering living in Fiji, access to quality medical care is a top priority. Please help those moving to your area by posting your experiences with the local health care system. Also, include any information about health insurance in Fiji. Be sure to post the name of your city, region or town.
jochristy replied most recently with:
I broke my foot in Fiji on Christmas Day and went to the private hospital in suva, great care, no problems
jennykirchner replied most recently with:
i would not advise getting insurance in Fiji, read the fine print, sometimes the insurance dosent get lodged, hello legal system, get on a plane. i broke my leg here, the doctors were really good, the nurses buzy on their phones chatting. Drs advice was to go to nz, best advice. any doubts go and visit Lautoka/Nadi hospital, im not a snob but if you are sick i want to be somewhere clean.
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jennykirchner replied to the thread Moving to live with a Fijian partner - need advice on the Fiji forum:
Egles initially posted:
Bula, I have been to Fiji many times after falling in love with the place on my first trip. I even met a lovely Fijian and we have been in a relationship since both of us having visited each other a few times. Here's where I need advice. My partner would like to come and live and work in the UK with me but at the moment we don't meet some of the visa requirements like sharing a household and bills etc. I wondered how easy it would be for me to move to Fiji temporarily so that we could achieve this? Is it easier for us to get an apartment and bank account together in Fiji? I'm thinking about 6 months to a year to be able to prove that we are in a "genuine" relationship. I would love to stay in Fiji but the work opportunities for me just aren't there (I work in television) and he would have more work opportunities here. If anyone can offer some advice or has been in the same situation I would love to hear from you. Thank you!
jennykirchner replied most recently with:
hi Egles, ive just found this site and having a read, yes agree with Pooomba, i also have lost count of the marriage disasters. ive been here 7 yrs and count myself very lucky, i may have found someone genuine but its taken this long, not that i was looking, to buzy with work/friends etc. im interested to see how it worked out for you...Fiji is not for the faint hearted. im from nz, regards Jenny
jennykirchner replied most recently with:
hi Egles, ive just found this site and having a read, yes agree with Pooomba, i also have lost count of the marriage disasters. ive been here 7 yrs and count myself very lucky, i may have found someone genuine but its taken this long, not that i was looking, to buzy with work/friends etc. im interested to see how it worked out for you...Fiji is not for the faint hearted. im from nz, regards Jenny
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adminee posted Survey about Healthcare in Fiji on the Fiji forum:
We've put together a brief survey about expat healthcare. The goal is to collect information from you about the quality and availability of medical services, health insurance, prescription medicines and emergency care in your region of Fiji. We'll be soon publishing the responses to help others who are following in your footsteps. Please take several minutes to answer the survey. The more detailed you can be in your responses, the better. Thank you, in advance, for sharing and helping others moving to your area! http://www.expatexchange.com/eetr/addtiptopic/7
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