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Foreign Exchange Guide to Fiji

Read this currency guide to Fiji with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/FJD=2.121]

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

This is a foreign exchange guide to Fiji, the Fijian Dollar currency plus 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 $.


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 for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.


USD-FJD 3 Month chart
USD-FJD 3 Month chart
USDFJD currency converter

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 - Exchange Rate Comparison

Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount FJD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery SpeedDeal Links
Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,986.95 FJD
Value & Rating
2.0275$206.38%Branch-
U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank logo
1,986.6 FJD
$0.35 less
1.986606.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
1,987 FJD
$0.05 more
2.0071$106.39%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
1,809.6 FJD
$177 less
1.80960^14.73%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→FJD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:2.0275 (4.47% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:1,986.95 FJD
Total Cost:6.38%
Time:12:08 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→FJD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:1.9866 (6.39% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:1,986.6 FJD
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:12:08 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo

Travel Money USD→FJD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:1.8570 (12.5% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:1,987 FJD
Total Cost:6.39%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery Speed:-
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→FJD
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:1.8096 (14.73% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:1,809.6 FJD
Total Cost:14.73%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 17 2018 10:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery Speed:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Rates @ 12/17/2018.
Total Cost = Fee + exchange rate margin vs USD/FJD mid-rate: 2.1223
 

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!

 

Foreign Transfers - Exchange Rate Comparison

Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount FJD($)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
WorldFirst logo
21,138 FJD
Value & Rating
2.113800.4%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
 
OFX logo
20,675 FJD
$463 less
2.06750^2.58%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
20,245 FJD
$893 less
2.0282184.61%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
20,231 FJD
$907 less
2.0261$154.67%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
20,108 FJD
$1,030 less
2.0225155.26%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America
Bank of America logo
19,977 FJD
$1,161 less
2.0179$1005.87%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank logo
19,977 FJD
$1,161 less
2.0179$1005.87%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
WorldFirst: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:
Exchange Rate:2.1138 (0.4% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:21,138 FJD
Total Cost:0.4%
Time:12:08 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.6/5.0
Reviews:
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:2.0675 (2.58% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:20,675 FJD
Total Cost:2.58%
Difference:
$463 less than using WorldFirst
Time:
Rate Fetched: Mon Dec 17 2018 10:03:25 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:2.0282 (4.43% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:20,245 FJD
Total Cost:4.61%
Difference:
$893 less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:2.0261 (4.53% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:20,231 FJD
Total Cost:4.67%
Difference:
$907 less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo

Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:2.0137 (5.12% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:20,108 FJD
Total Cost:5.26%
Difference:
$1,030 less than using WorldFirst
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:2.0179 (4.92% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:19,977 FJD
Total Cost:5.87%
Difference:
$1,161 less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→FJD
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:2.0179 (4.92% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:19,977 FJD
Total Cost:5.87%
Difference:
$1,161 less than using WorldFirst
Time:12:08 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Sending a LARGER foreign transfer? Shop-around with multiple providers: Get Quotes
Rates @ 12/17/2018.
Total Cost = Fee + exchange rate margin vs USD/FJD mid-rate: 2.1223
 

Popular FJD cross rates


FJD/USD - Fijian Dollar to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.47321 Week
16 Nov 20180.47321 Month
19 Jun 20180.47926 Months
16 Dec 20170.48721 Year
16 Dec 20160.47612 Years
17 Dec 20130.53255 Years
18 Dec 20080.574310 Years

FJD/EUR - Fijian Dollar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.41511 Week
16 Nov 20180.41431 Month
19 Jun 20180.41356 Months
16 Dec 20170.41441 Year
16 Dec 20160.45632 Years
17 Dec 20130.38675 Years
18 Dec 20080.400510 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.37211 Week
16 Nov 20180.36851 Month
19 Jun 20180.36386 Months
16 Dec 20170.36571 Year
16 Dec 20160.38172 Years
17 Dec 20130.32735 Years
18 Dec 20080.378410 Years

FJD/JPY - Fijian Dollar to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 201853.24531 Week
16 Nov 201853.39151 Month
19 Jun 201852.75606 Months
16 Dec 201754.85001 Year
16 Dec 201656.14652 Years
17 Dec 201354.67645 Years
18 Dec 200851.189410 Years

FJD/AUD - Fijian Dollar to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.65901 Week
16 Nov 20180.64521 Month
19 Jun 20180.64856 Months
16 Dec 20170.63711 Year
16 Dec 20160.65112 Years
17 Dec 20130.59805 Years
18 Dec 20080.826610 Years

FJD/CAD - Fijian Dollar to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.63081 Week
16 Nov 20180.62221 Month
19 Jun 20180.63636 Months
16 Dec 20170.62691 Year
16 Dec 20160.63522 Years
17 Dec 20130.56445 Years
18 Dec 20080.687010 Years

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