Food Prices in Fiji
Everyone’s got to eat, right? In Fiji, believe it or not, it’s the same. When planning your budget for Fiji, thinking about the price of food is crucial. Food prices vary from cheap restaurants in the towns and cities to premium in the more luxurious resorts. Some travellers may even want to spruce up their own meals using the local produce from the produce markets or supermarkets. So with all of that in mind, we’ve put together a quick list of typical food prices so you know what is the cost of food in Fiji!
Note that food prices are approximate. While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Unique Foods in Fiji You Have to Try.
Tips for Buying Food in Fiji
- Buy fruit and vegetables from produce markets and roadside stalls for the best prices
- Save on bottled water by adding a Lifestraw bottle to your packing list
- Note that Fiji’s remote resorts on the outer islands have a compulsory meal plan, so consider that into your budget
- Fiji’s city takeaways and restaurants offer much cheaper meals (but no less tasty) than resort restaurants
- Check what food you can pass through biosecurity when arriving in Fiji in our What to Declare When Arriving in Fiji article.
Cost of Eating Out in Fiji
You’re on holiday, so of course, you want to eat out at least a few times! Fiji’s cafes and restaurants serve up local cuisine, Indo-Fijian curries, as well as international foods should you need some home comforts. Restaurant meal prices hugely vary across Fiji between the city centre takeaways to the luxury resort restaurants. Here are some typical restaurant meal prices to expect.
- Indian and Chinese restaurant mains – FJ$6-$15
- Other restaurant mains – FJ$20-$30
- Restaurant breakfast meals – FJ$6-$15
- Resort breakfasts – Free
- Resort lunch meals – FJ$16-$25
- Resort restaurant mains – FJ$25-$70
- Resort meal plans/day – FJ$58-$250
As for drinks, here are some typical prices:
- Bottle of water – FJ$1.60-$4
- Bottle of wine – FJ$15-$30
- Pint of beer – FJ$4-$8
- Cocktail – FJ$10.50-$30
Check out some of the cheapest restaurants around Fiji with our Cheap Eats guides.
Cost of Food in Supermarkets
If you’re staying in self-catering accommodation in Fiji or keen to grab some local snacks, you can save a lot of money on food by making your own meals. Typical food items cost as follows:
- A loaf of bread – FJ$1.20-$1.60
- Rice (1kg/2.2 pounds) – FJ$1.50-$2.30
- Pasta (500g/1.1 pounds) – FJ$7.49-$8
- 12 eggs – FJ$5.50
- Cheese (1kg/2.2 pounds) – FJ$21
- Chicken breast (1kg/2.2 pounds) – FJ$21
- Beef (1kg/2.2 pounds) – FJ$23
- Bananas (1kg/2.2 pounds) – FJ$4
- Tomato (1kg/2.2 pounds) – FJ$10
- Onion (1kg/2.2 pounds) – FJ$2.50
- Pack of cookies/biscuit snacks (200g/7 ounces) – FJ$2.40
And for typical supermarket drink prices, expect the following:
- Soft drink (600ml) – FJ$2.10-$3.10
- Beer (750ml) – FJ$4.75-$5
- Wine – FJ$15-$30
- RTD (440ml) – FJ$2.60-$5
- Coffee granules (50g) – FJ$4.90-$10
- Teabags (50 bags) – FJ$3.75-$5
- Milk (1 litre/35 ounces) – FJ$2.90-$3.90
- Bottled water (1.5l/53 ounces) – FJ$3
For more advice on buying food in Fiji, see Food Shopping in Fiji.
Almost every town in Fiji has a produce market and several stalls along the roads selling fresh local produce. This is often where you’ll find the cheapest prices on fruit and vegetables. Fruit is typically sold by the pile or bunch. A pile is usually a stack of fruit or vegetables on a plate. Typical fruit and vegetable prices at produce markets and roadside vendors include:
- Mangos (3) – FJ$2-$4
- Pawpaw/Papaya (3) – FJ$2-$4
- Cucumber (3) – FJ$2-$4
- Pineapple (1) – FJ$2-$3
- Bananas (1 bunch) – FJ$1-$5
- Coconuts (3) – FJ$2
- Lettuce – FJ$2
- Tomatoes (8-10 small ones) – FJ$1-$5
- Taro (1 bunch) – FJ$1
For more budgeting costs, see What is the Cost of Travelling in Fiji?