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Ba, Fiji

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 10, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Ba, Fiji: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Ba?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Ba, they said:

"Before moving to Ba, expats should know that English is one of the official languages, so communication should not be a major issue. However, understanding the local dialects and customs can be beneficial. The cost of living in Ba is relatively low compared to many Western countries, but it's important to budget for unexpected expenses. The climate in Ba is tropical, with a warm and wet season from November to April, and a cooler, drier season from May to October. Healthcare facilities in Ba are adequate for routine check-ups and minor illnesses, but for serious conditions, expats may need to travel to larger cities or even overseas. Expats should be aware that while Fiji is generally safe, petty crime such as theft can occur, so it's important to take precautions. Fiji's cuisine is a blend of native Fijian, Indian, Chinese and Western influences, so expats should be prepared for a diverse culinary experience. The Fijian culture is very welcoming and friendly, but it's important for expats to respect local customs and traditions. Public transportation in Ba is limited, so expats may need to consider buying a car for convenience. Fiji's economy is largely based on tourism and agriculture, so job opportunities for expats may be limited in certain sectors. Lastly, expats should be aware that Fiji is prone to natural disasters such as cyclones and floods, so it's important to have a plan in place for such events," remarked one expat living in Fiji.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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