Moving to Fiji from the USA

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Moving to Fiji from the USA

Fiji, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality, offers a range of tax incentives to attract foreign investors. Here are the latest details on investment opportunities in Fiji:

  • ICT/BPO Businesses: Eligible for tax holidays ranging from 5 years (for investments between 100k-250k) to 13 years (for investments exceeding $1 million), with specified minimum employment requirements.

  • Hotel Investments: Projects over $2 million can benefit from a 5-year tax holiday extension until the end of 2023, with the potential for longer tax holidays up to 20 years based on higher investment levels.

  • Additional Incentives: Fiji provides incentives like accelerated depreciation, export income deductions, duty exemptions for imported capital goods, and sector-specific benefits for industries such as agriculture, film production, and stock exchange listings.

Fiji’s attractive tax incentives aim to encourage and support foreign investment in various sectors. It’s essential to consider these updated structures when evaluating investment opportunities in this captivating island nation.


Seamless Relocation to Fiji with SDC International Shipping

Embarking on a move to Fiji from the USA can be a significant undertaking, but with SDC International Household Shipping, you can rest assured that your relocation will be smooth and stress-free.

When you choose to ship with us, you can trust that your personal belongings will be handled with care and expertise, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your move to Fiji. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your transition is seamless and worry-free, providing you with peace of mind as you embark on this exciting journey to the enchanting island nation of Fiji.


Moving Services

At SDC International, we offer a range of shipping services tailored to meet your needs when relocating to Fiji from the USA:

  • Consignment Flexibility: Whether you’re moving a studio room or a large house, we have containerized options to accommodate any size of consignment. Your dedicated shipping coordinator will ensure that the service matches your specific requirements.

  • Packing Services: Our trained packers will visit your home to meticulously wrap and pack every item, ensuring safe transport to Fiji.

  • Container Options: Choose between shared/consolidated containers, where you pay for the space your items occupy, or opt for a solo container where you pay for the entire 20- or 40ft container.

  • Shipping Methods: Select sea freight for a transit timeframe of 4-8 weeks, or air freight for quicker delivery in 7-10 days.

  • Vehicle Shipping: We also transport cars to Fiji, either in containers (recommended) or via (RORO) shipping.

  • Storage Solutions: If you require storage before receiving your items in Fiji, we can arrange secure facilities at the Port of Walu Bay in Suva to accommodate your needs during the transition period.

  • Customs Assistance: Our experienced international movers will guide you through the customs documentation process, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free customs clearance for your shipment to Fiji.

With our comprehensive services and dedicated support, your relocation to Fiji with SDC International will be efficient, convenient, and tailored to your specific requirements, providing you with peace of mind throughout the moving process.


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Understanding the Cost of Moving to Fiji Islands

The cost of moving to Fiji from the USA can vary based on several factors, including the size and volume of goods, the origin and destination locations, and the specific services booked for your relocation. For instance, shipping household goods from California to Fiji would differ from shipping the same items from Texas, even if the services offered are identical.

To get an accurate estimate of your moving costs, we recommend filling out a quote form or contacting us directly to receive a custom shipping price tailored to your individual requirements. This personalized approach ensures that you receive a comprehensive and transparent cost breakdown for your move to the beautiful Fiji Islands.


Ports We Serve in Fiji:

  • Suva
  • Lautoka

By leveraging our expertise and services, you can streamline your relocation to Fiji and embark on your new adventure with confidence.


Low Cost of Living in Fiji

Adventurous expats are drawn to Fiji for its idyllic beaches, surfing, diving spots, vibrant culture, and appealing cost of living. Here are the revised details based on more recent data:

  • Housing Costs: A one-bedroom apartment in Suva now ranges from FJ800-1,200 per month, reflecting a significant difference compared to New York prices. For a three-bedroom apartment in the city center, expect to pay around FJ1,500-2,000 monthly, and FJ$800-1,200 outside the city center.

  • Dining Expenses: Enjoying a meal in a mid-range restaurant in Fiji typically costs around FJ30 for one person. However, the price of domestic beer has increased to approximately FJ6-8 per bottle.

  • Retirement Requirements: While retiring to Fiji with a 100,000 deposit is feasible, it would support a basic lifestyle. To qualify for the Fiji Retirement Visa, a minimum deposit of FJ400,000 (around US$185,000) is now required. This higher deposit ensures a more comfortable retirement income for expats looking to settle down in this tropical paradise.

With these updated details, prospective expats can gain a clearer understanding of the cost of living in Fiji and the financial considerations associated with relocating to this captivating island nation.


Popular Moving Destinations in Fiji

Below we list the most popular cities in Fiji to move to for American expatriates. 

  • Suva
  • Lautoka
  • Nadi
  • Labasa
  • Ba 


Interesting Facts About the Fiji Islands 

Here are a few interesting facts about Fiji:

Fiji is a Tropical Paradise with Over 330 Islands

Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands[1][3][4], with only about 110 permanently inhabited[2]. The two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, are home to 87% of the population[4]. Fiji’s islands were formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago[2], and the country has a diverse topography including beaches, jungles, mountains, and rivers[2].


Fiji Has a Rich Cultural Heritage

Fiji has a diverse population with indigenous Fijians, Indo-Fijians, Chinese, and Europeans[3]. The country has three official languages: Fijian, English, and Fiji Hindi[1][3]. Christianity is the predominant religion, but Hinduism and other faiths are also practiced[3]. Fiji was a British colony from 1874 to 1970[3][4].


Kava is the Traditional Drink of Fiji

Kava, a mildly intoxicating beverage made from the root of a pepper plant, is central to Fijian culture and tradition[1][2]. It is consumed in social and ceremonial settings, with the drinkers sitting in a circle and clapping before and after consuming the drink[4].


Fiji is a Rugby Powerhouse

Rugby union is the national sport of Fiji, with the men’s national team ranked among the best in the world[4]. Fiji has about 80,000 registered rugby players, which is around 10% of the population[4]. The team is known for its exciting style of play and has won numerous international tournaments.


Fiji is a Leader in Ocean Conservation

Fiji is working towards becoming plastic-free by 2025 to protect its marine environment[4]. The country has a vast ocean territory, with 90% of its area being water[4]. Fiji is known as the “soft coral capital of the world” due to its extensive and colorful coral reefs[4].

[1] https://www.thefactsite.com/fiji-facts/
[2] https://www.namalefiji.com/resources/facts-about-fiji/
[3] https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/10-interesting-facts-about-fiji.html
[4] https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/inspiration/articles/fiji-fun-facts
[5] https://www.fijiresort.com/fun-facts-to-know-before-your-first-fiji-holiday/


Get a Free Estimate On Your International Move

Embark on your journey to Fiji by taking the first step towards a seamless relocation. Fill out our convenient online quote form to receive a free estimate tailored to your specific moving requirements. If you prefer a more personalized approach, feel free to give us a call to discuss your move in detail. Our dedicated logistics agents are here to assist you in finding the best solution that aligns with your needs, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition to the enchanting Fiji Islands. Let’s make your move to Fiji a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Moving to Fiji from the USA

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