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Foreign Exchange Guide to Fiji

This currency guide to Fiji helps you choose the best way to save money on FJD transfers and travel money.    [USD/FJD=2.1816]

 
Fiji
Country Code:
FJ
Domestic Currency:
Fijian Dollar
Symbol - Code:
F$ FJD
Telephone Prefix:
+679

This is a foreign exchange guide to Fiji, the Fijian Dollar currency plus sending FJD transfers and travel tips.


In this Fiji currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Fijian Dollar info - general info about the Fijian Dollar
  2. Fijian Dollar in the markets - recent FJD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Fiji - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Fijian Dollar cash online - travel money for Fiji
  5. Sending money to Fiji - save on Fijian Dollar bank transfers to Fiji
  6. Fijian Dollar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Fijian Dollar (FJD) general currency information


What is the Fijian Dollar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Fijian Dollar is FJD and the symbol is F$.


Which countries use the Fijian Dollar?

It is the domestic currency in Fiji.


Fijian Dollar (FJD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to FJD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERTS: 1-DAY DOWN 0.8% | 14-DAY LOW |
At 2.1854 USD/FJD was trading near its 90 day average with period range 1.8308 to 2.211. ALERTS: Today USD/FJD is DOWN 0.8% and has also dropped to a 14-DAY LOW. Updated: 08:15-AEDT 22:15-BST 17:15-EDT

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Fiji

 

Fiji is viewed as a far-off and exotic getaway, and rightly so. There are two main islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, and nearly 900 smaller islands and inlets. If you’re looking for privacy, chances are you’re sure to find a secluded spot somewhere in the country. Contrary to popular belief, a vacation here doesn’t need to break the bank. Yes, there are pricey resorts but there are also budget guesthouses. Inexpensive accommodation and food, combined with the fact most Pacific flights include a stopover here, makes the islands an affordable and easy place to visit.

What currency to use in Fiji?

The Fijian dollar is the basic unit of currency, available in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Coins are 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2.
 Normal banking hours are 9:30am to 4:00pm, Monday – Friday and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays at selected areas. There is a 24 hour currency exchange service at the arrivals concourse at Nadi Airport. ATMs are common in Fijian cities, but you'll need to plan ahead and make sure you have enough cash if you're heading to rural areas. Australian banks such as Westpac and ANZ have a presence in Fiji, so these cardholders can access ATMs cheaply on their island holiday However, US dollars are widely accepted and carrying a supply of American money saves visitors from having to deal with banks and moneychangers.

Getting around in Fiji?

Getting around Fiji is easy and cheap. There’s a good network of buses, carriers (trucks) and ferries for travel within Fiji’s main islands, and taxis are common. Hiring a car is a good way to explore the two largest islands – which contain 90% of Fiji’s roads – or charter a boat or small plane to get between islands. Fiji is well-served by two domestic airlines which operate between many of the islands, although services are less regular to the outer islands. Yachting and cruising are also great ways to explore the country.

Many locals drive around minivans and small trucks which they use to transport tourists around for a fee. They generally pick up as many as possible so it's not always comfortable. You will find taxis on Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and Ovalau. The bus stations in the main towns usually have taxi depots and there is often an oversupply of taxis, with drivers competing for business.

Travel tips for Fiji.

Some of the islands are quite cheap and others expensive. There is something for everyone's budget and the islands have the best beaches and snorkeling. Denarau is the most commercialized part of Fiji with lots of hotels, restaurants and bars at the marina but beaches are not as pristine as elsewhere.

Viti Levu is the main island in Fiji and is home to the International airport. Coral Coast is a popular tourist area on Viti Levu known for expansive ocean views, breathtaking sunsets and great snorkeling. For the best beaches and water activities head over to Mamanuca and Yasawa islands by ferry from the main island or by seaplane or helicopter from the airport. Resorts on the Fiji’s Northern Islands (a short flight from the main island) are set among lush rainforest and beautiful waterfalls and provide an easy access to some of the best diving in the world.

Tap water is not considered safe in Fiji so be sure to stock up on bottled water.

There are two seasons: warm and even warmer. It’s a sunny, tropical climate that’ll wash the winter chills from your bones. That doesn’t mean it never rains here, but you can expect May to November, our cooler months, to range from 19° to 29°c. And from December and April, the temperatures register from 22° to 33°c.

 

Travel money for Fiji

 

Save money and time by Ordering your Fijian Dollar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the FJD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Fijian Dollar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

 
Travel Money ProvidersAmount FJD(F$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
F$2,042.1
Compare
2.042106.39%
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
F$2,022
F$20 less
2.0421U$107.33%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
F$2,001.26
F$41 less
2.0421U$208.27%
Travelex Online US logo
F$1,815.9
F$226 less
1.81590^16.76%
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:2.0421 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$2,042.1
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:6:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.9089 (12.5% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$2,022
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:U$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:2.0421 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$2,001.26
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:6:01 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Travelex Online US logo

Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$1,000
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.8159 (16.76% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$1,815.9
Total Cost:16.76%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Oct 22 2019 06:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:FREE Home delivery & Branch pickup
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/22/2019 - See full table
 

Fiji Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare FJD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
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  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Fiji

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Fiji you need to start with finding out the latest Fijian Dollar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Fiji

When sending money to Fiji it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Fijian Dollar amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted FJD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Fiji.

Use our Send to FJD calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Fijian Dollar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

 
  

USD to FJD International Money Transfers

  

Foreign Transfer ProvidersReceive FJD(F$)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
F$21,098
Best Overall
2.10980^3.29%
XE logo
F$21,543
F$445 more
2.154301.25%
Wells Fargo Bank logo
F$20,639
F$459 less
2.0676185.4%
HSBC logo
F$20,624
F$474 less
2.0655U$155.46%
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
F$20,498
F$600 less
2.0618156.04%
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
F$20,365
F$733 less
2.0571U$1006.65%
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
F$20,365
F$733 less
2.0571U$1006.65%
 

OFX logo

OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:2.1098 (3.29% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$21,098
Total Cost:3.29%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Tue Oct 22 2019 05:03:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

XE logo

XE: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:
Exchange Rate:2.1543 (1.25% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$21,543
Total Cost:1.25%
Difference:
F$445 FJD more than using OFX
Time:6:01 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 3.5/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logo

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:2.0676 (5.23% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$20,639
Total Cost:5.4%
Difference:
F$459 FJD less than using OFX
Time:6:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logo

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:2.0655 (5.32% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$20,624
Total Cost:5.46%
Difference:
F$474 FJD less than using OFX
Time:6:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:2.0528 (5.9% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$20,498
Total Cost:6.04%
Difference:
F$600 FJD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logo

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:2.0571 (5.71% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$20,365
Total Cost:6.65%
Difference:
F$733 FJD less than using OFX
Time:6:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logo

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
From Amount (USD)U$10,000
Fee:U$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:2.0571 (5.71% from mid-rate)
To Amount (FJD) F$20,365
Total Cost:6.65%
Difference:
F$733 FJD less than using OFX
Time:6:01 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 10/22/2019 - See full table
 

FJD/USD - Fijian Dollar to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodFJD/USDDate
1 Day0.454020 Oct 2019
7 Day0.454714 Oct 2019
30 Day0.458321 Sep 2019
3 Month0.468423 Jul 2019
1 Year0.466721 Oct 2018
5 Year0.519522 Oct 2014
10 Year0.532023 Oct 2009

FJD/EUR - Fijian Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodFJD/EURDate
1 Day0.406920 Oct 2019
7 Day0.412414 Oct 2019
30 Day0.415921 Sep 2019
3 Month0.420023 Jul 2019
1 Year0.405421 Oct 2018
5 Year0.410822 Oct 2014
10 Year0.354423 Oct 2009

FJD/GBP - Fijian Dollar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodFJD/GBPDate
1 Day0.351920 Oct 2019
7 Day0.360614 Oct 2019
30 Day0.367521 Sep 2019
3 Month0.376623 Jul 2019
1 Year0.357221 Oct 2018
5 Year0.323822 Oct 2014
10 Year0.325523 Oct 2009

FJD/AUD - Fijian Dollar to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodFJD/AUDDate
1 Day0.662920 Oct 2019
7 Day0.671114 Oct 2019
30 Day0.677021 Sep 2019
3 Month0.669423 Jul 2019
1 Year0.656121 Oct 2018
5 Year0.592222 Oct 2014
10 Year0.575623 Oct 2009

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