The official currency of all of Fiji’s 332 islands is the Fijian dollar (FJD). This has been the official currency of Fiji since 1969, but was also the official currency between 1867 and 1873. In the 96 years between 1873 and 1969, the official currency was Fijian pounds.
As with other dollars, Fijian dollars ($) are divided into 100 cents (c). Fiji coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 denominations. Banknotes are available in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations. While there were 50c, $1 and $2 notes in the past, these have all been respectively replaced by coins of the same values. How much money do i need in Fiji? Food and drink in Fiji is considerably cheaper than in Australia, with water being widely available and cheap and alcohol being a bit more expensive. Note: prices on some of the smaller islands will be inflated so if you’re going for a day trip, stock up on the main island before you go.
Bottle of Water: $2 FJD
Beer: $5 FJD
Bottle of house wine: $20-25 FJD
Dinner at a restaurant: $25-30 FJD
Street food meal: $5 FJD