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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.


International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.


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Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Cost of Living Articles and Rankings


-International City Cost of Living Rankings

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-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

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Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Fiji, Suva
Overview

Fiji, SuvaSuva is the capital and largest city of Fiji. Suva is the commercial and political centre as well as the main port city of Fiji.

Fiji is an island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. The climate is tropical marine with only slight seasonal temperature variation.

The official language is English. Most Fijians speak English; this is especially true in business circles. Fijian and Hindi are also widely spoken. The main religions are Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

The economy of Fiji is endowed with forest, mineral, and fish resources, and is one of the more developed of the Pacific island economies, though still with a large subsistence sector.

Fijians pride themselves on hospitality towards visitors and expatriates. Expatriate business dress is typically lightweight tropical suits for men, while women should dress modestly and avoid wearing hats in villages as this may be perceived as offensive.

The security risk for expatriates in Fiji is medium. Risks include general crime, mainly in urban areas. Other risks include high rainfall and flooding.

The currency of Fiji is the Fiji Dollar (FJD). Most tourist hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Not all ATMs accept all international cards. There has been card fraud in the past. Be careful when paying with cards.

Medical facilities are adequate for routine treatment. Healthcare providers often require upfront payment. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Cases of Zika virus and dengue fever have been reported.

The population of Suva is 175,400 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4.6% for Fiji as at September 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Fiji is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 20%. In addition to income tax, social responsibility tax (SRT) and ECAL is imposed on chargeable income.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Suva as at 1 October 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Suva, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Very Low
4) Education: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: Average
10) Personal Care: Very Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Low
13) Transport: High

Suva is for example 63.9% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 36.1% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 67.8% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Suva is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Suva for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Suva) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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