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Foreign Exchange Guide to Fiji

Read this currency guide to Fiji with HKD money transfer and travel tips.   [HKD/FJD=0.2788]

 
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 HKD to 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 HKD to FJD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

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.

   

Fiji Trip Checklist    

 
  1. Compare FJD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Fiji
  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 Transfer ProvidersReceive FJD($)Exchange RateFee HKDTotal CostDeal Links
OFX logo
13,215 FJD0.26430 for BER users (normally $15)5.54%
DBS Bank logo
13,077 FJD0.2618506.53%
Banks - Average Rate
DBS Bank logo Citibank logo HSBC logo
12,936 FJD0.2590557.53%
HSBC logo
12,894 FJD0.2583$807.83%
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
12,837 FJD0.2568128.24%
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer HKD→FJD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.2643 (5.54% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:13,215 FJD
Total Cost:5.54%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Fri Aug 23 2019 00:17:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

DBS Bank logoDBS Bank

DBS Bank: Foreign Transfer HKD→FJD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:50
Exchange Rate:0.2618 (6.43% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:13,077 FJD
Total Cost:6.53%
Difference:
138 FJD less than using OFX
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer HKD→FJD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:55
Exchange Rate:0.2597 (7.18% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:12,936 FJD
Total Cost:7.53%
Difference:
279 FJD less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer HKD→FJD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:$80 HKD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:0.2583 (7.68% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:12,894 FJD
Total Cost:7.83%
Difference:
321 FJD less than using OFX
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Citibank logoCitibank

Citibank: Foreign Transfer HKD→FJD
HKD amount:$50,000 HKD
Fee:12
Exchange Rate:0.2568 (8.22% from mid-rate)
FJD amount:12,837 FJD
Total Cost:8.24%
Difference:
378 FJD less than using OFX
Time:1:06 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 
Snapshot 08/23/2019 - See full table
 

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

PeriodFJD/USDDate
1 Day0.459518 Aug 2019
1 Week0.460212 Aug 2019
1 Month0.471520 Jul 2019
6 Months0.471120 Feb 2019
1 Year0.470719 Aug 2018
5 Years0.536820 Aug 2014
10 Years0.498921 Aug 2009

FJD/EUR - Fijian Dollar to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodFJD/EURDate
1 Day0.414218 Aug 2019
1 Week0.410312 Aug 2019
1 Month0.419920 Jul 2019
6 Months0.415220 Feb 2019
1 Year0.411519 Aug 2018
5 Years0.404820 Aug 2014
10 Years0.348221 Aug 2009

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

PeriodFJD/GBPDate
1 Day0.377918 Aug 2019
1 Week0.381012 Aug 2019
1 Month0.377120 Jul 2019
6 Months0.361120 Feb 2019
1 Year0.369319 Aug 2018
5 Years0.323420 Aug 2014
10 Years0.302021 Aug 2009

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

PeriodFJD/AUDDate
1 Day0.677118 Aug 2019
1 Week0.681212 Aug 2019
1 Month0.669620 Jul 2019
6 Months0.657220 Feb 2019
1 Year0.644019 Aug 2018
5 Years0.578120 Aug 2014
10 Years0.598021 Aug 2009

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