Living in Fiji
Last updated on Jun 04, 2023
Summary: People describe life in Fiji as relaxed, laid-back, and beautiful. Expats love the warm climate, friendly locals, and stunning beaches. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The population of Fiji is approximately 890,000 people, and the largest cities are Suva, Lautoka, and Nadi. The cons of living in Fiji include the lack of infrastructure and public transportation, limited job opportunities, and the high cost of living. Additionally, the country is prone to natural disasters such as cyclones and floods.
What do I need to know about living in Fiji?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Fiji, they said:
"Before retiring in Fiji, expats should research the cost of living and the availability of healthcare services. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs, as well as the language. Additionally, expats should consider the climate and the type of housing available. It is also important to research the visa requirements and the process for obtaining residency. Finally, expats should consider the availability of recreational activities and the proximity to other countries for travel," wrote a member in Fiji.
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About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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