Fiji Currency

A country that is an amalgamation of more than 300 islands, Fiji is located in South Pacific region. Its capital is Suva and the official language is Rotuman. For being a country of islands, people like to visit this country frequently. The main island is Viti Levu. Explore the best Fiji tour packages and plan a trip soon.

Fiji Currency Information 

The currency of Fiji is Fijian Dollar and the symbol used is the dollar sign that is $. The symbol that is alternatively used is FJ$. The code is FJD. The currency was introduced in the country in the year 1969 and since then, the currency remains. The banknotes that are in current use are 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100. The coins in use are 5, 10, 20, 50, 1, and 2. The body that issues Fiji currency is the Reserve Bank of Fiji. 

Being frequently visited by tourists from across the globe, the economy is influenced by tourism sector. The subunit of Fiji currency is Cent, similar to that of the United States of America. 1 Fijian dollar is equivalent to INR 32.62. On the other hand, one FJ$ is equivalent to $ 0.46. The currency of Fiji has been stable and has proved to impact the country’s economy is a positive manner over the years. It is advisable that someone visiting Fiji has an idea on the status of the currency.

History of Fiji Currency 

There can’t be a single country that doesn’t have a history of its currency. The same goes with Fiji. Fiji money whatever it is today wasn’t the same. It has evolved over the time. The currency of the country got its introduction in the year 1867. It continued to be the official currency until 1873. Although for a short period, it had its hold throughout and consistently. As per the Fiji currency information, The Fiji Dollar was reintroduced in the year 1969. Banknotes or paper money began to be printed and the sole authority was given to the Central Monetary Authority in the year 1974. Soon, the printing body changed. The Reserve Bank of Fiji started printing and issuing the money in the year 1987.

In the year 1995, two changes took place. 1 Fijian Dollar got replaced with a coin while 50 Fijian Dollar was introduced in the form of a banknote. Plastic coated notes began circulating after the announcement of the introduction in the year 2006. The issuing authority, the Reserve Bank of Fiji took the decision. In the year 2007, the currently in use 100 Fijian Dollar banknote was introduced. As you can read, Fiji currency went through a number of changes. As they say, change is the only constant and that truly applies in this country’s history of currency.

Best Places to Exchange Currency in Fiji 

Every tourist destination has some ways of helping you to exchange your currency. In Fiji, you can exchange your currency to Fiji Money in several ways too together with exploring those many places to visit in Fiji. Withdrawal from ATMs in bulk is one of the best ways to exchange money in the local currency. However, there are other options too. You can seek help from the airport or hotels too. Local banks also have provisions of converting your money. It is better to know the rates of exchange no matter which method you choose. Knowing the exchange rate is your right and if any source refuses to give a clear answer, you must withhold your decision of exchanging there.

It is important to exchange money in a new country. The local money is the only mode of transaction in the country you are travelling to. Ensure you have enough currency of Fiji for a convenient stay in the country. 

Digital Transactions in Fiji 

Fiji believes in conserving nature and does a lot of cause events to promote “preserve nature”. You will therefore have several things to do in Fiji. In the similar attempt, Fiji advocates the use of digital money more than cash. Spending Fiji money digitally is the latest development in Fiji. Surprisingly, it a very short period of time since digital transaction has taken a leap, more than seventy percent of people in the country uses digital mode of payment.

Tipping in Fiji 

We won’t be wrong if we say that Fiji believes in the phrase, “sharing is caring”. Fiji doesn’t support tipping individually, rather insists on dropping something to their funds box for the staff as a team. Service providers don’t generally believe in getting tips. Despite the fact, the service you receive will be worth your travel and experience. Meet warm and friendly people in Fiji and be overwhelmed to witness magic. It gets better when you are there during the best time to visit Fiji.

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