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How much should I budget for food?

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How much should I budget for food?

I realise that question is much like "how long is a piece of string" but I wondered if you could give me an approximation please as I've no idea how the price of food compares to UK.

I'll be in Fiji for 1 week only - 4 nights in Nadi, 1 in Suva and 2 on Ovalau.

I don't need a big breakfast - eg: toast & coffee, lunch will probably be a sandwich and a coffee and for the evening meal I won't be eating in fancy restaurants - bar meals, fish & chips, that sort of thing though I'm sure I'll indulge in a couple of glasses of wine or cold beers!

How much do you think I would need to budget each day? Any help would be gratefully accepted!

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1. Re: How much should I budget for food?

Some places breakfast is included if not expect to pay about F$15 allow about the same for light lunch and F$30 for dinner more if you have more than 2 courses. Beers about F$4-F$5 each wine about F$8 per glass. Hope this helps.

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2. Re: How much should I budget for food?

The prices that Hooked has given you are if you don't eat or drink at a resort or hotel. I would add slightly more if you are going to.

Beerwalk :)

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3. Re: How much should I budget for food?

Thank you very much both. That information is extremely helpful and exactly what I was hoping for. Brilliant!

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4. Re: How much should I budget for food?

As long as you are not going 5 star the prices I have quoted should cover hotel meals as well as outside restaurants and cafes. We seem to average that and from what I know of your plans you should be fine.

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5. Re: How much should I budget for food?

Hooked on Fiji is spot on with prices.

You could even find cheaper lunch options if you buy a sandwich a eat by the water etc... plus there are places that are run and used by locals,, they might not look pretty but they are cheaper also and ok for a cheap lunch etc

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6. Re: How much should I budget for food?

diberry

just got back from Fiji

Travelled the Queens Road between Nadi and Suva 3 or 4 times ... I know you are planning on hiring a car and driving yourself

MAKE SURE to stick to the speed limit 80KM per hr

In the time I was there I saw lots (8 to 12) tourists in rental cars being booked for speeding while I was there.

cheers

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7. Re: How much should I budget for food?

Craftyweasel, I've actually decided against hiring a car now and am going to use a local bus to get from Nadi to Suva but thank you very much for thinking of me. Hope you had a great time on Fiji!!

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8. Re: How much should I budget for food?

Thank you again for your help Hooked on Fiji!

Thebirchadventure - thank you very much for that piece of advice. I'm not one for fancy dining so the local eateries sound great - I'd much rather have a genuine Fijian experience while I'm there.

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9. Re: How much should I budget for food?

while in Nadi consider eating at the Nadi Club.

The club has a resturant called Philex's which specialises in curry dishes.

$5.00 Fijian dollars for a huge meal. All the taxi drivers eat there.

One street back from the main road.

Hope this helps.

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10. Re: How much should I budget for food?

Brilliant - thank you craftyweasel - sounds like my kind of place! Any other tips you'd like to give me will be greatly appreciated!!