Monday, May 24, 2010

Fiji, Suva Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Republic of the Fiji Islands.

Location: Fiji is an island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand.

Country Climate: Tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation.

Country Terrain: Mostly mountains of volcanic origin.

Major Languages: English, Fijian, Hindi.

Major Religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam.

Country Population: 0.877 million (2008 est.) 0.883 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: 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.

Currency: Fiji Dollar (FJD).

Country Inflation: 7.8% (2008 est.) 5.0% (2009 est.).

City: Suva is the capital and largest city of Fiji.

City Economy: Suva is the commercial and political centre as well as the main port city of Fiji.
Cost of Living: Suva has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Suva is currently ranked 176 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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