Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Fiji
Fijian Dollar (FGD)
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GDP per Capita
Fiji is known to be a developing country in the Pacific Islands and is considered to be a middle income nation. Their main economic sectors are agriculture and tourism. Indigenous Fijians are responsible for 18% of their GDP through subsistence farming, where they cultivate crops like taro, cocoa, banana, cassava, and etc. Commercially, they export sugar and have a huge market in the European Union countries.
Major economic hubs:
Suva, Lautoka, Nadi, Labasa
Skills in demand:
Agriculture skills, Tourism skills
Top Local universities in Fiji are mentioned below
Below are the monthly average salaries of some jobs in Fiji:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (FJD)||Average Monthly Salary (USD)|
Payroll in Fiji is released once a month.
The minimum wage in Fiji ranges from FJD 4.19 to FJD 4.93 per hour.
Overtime Pay in Fiji varies on the day that extra work was done. Below are the rates with the corresponding type of day:
There is no obligatory rule, but it is a general practice to pay the 13th-month salary as a bonus.
|Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) employer contribution||6%|
|Fringe Benefit tax||20%|
|Annual Income (FGD)||Contributions|
|SRT Payable||ECAL Payable||Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF)|
|0 – 30,000||0%||0||6%|
|30,000 – 50,000||0%||0|
|50,000 – 270,000||0%||0|
|270,000 – 300,000||13% over FGD 270,000||10% of excess over FJD 270,000|
|300,000 – 350,000||FGD 3900 + 14% over FGD 300,000||10% of excess over FJD 270,000|
|350,000 – 400,000||FGD 10,900 + 15% over FGD 300,000||10% of excess over FJD 270,000|
|400,000 – 450,000||FGD 18,400 + 16% over FGD 300,000||10% of excess over FJD 270,000|
|450,000 – 500,000||FGD 26,400 + 17% over FGD 300,000||10% of excess over FJD 270,000|
|500,000 – 1,000,000||FGD 124,900 + 19% over FGD 300,000||10% of excess over FJD 270,000|
|1,000,000 and above||FGD 124,900 + 19% over FGD 300,000||10% of excess over FJD 270,000|
|Annual Income (FGD)||Income Tax|
|0 – 30,000||0%|
|30,000 – 50,000||18% over FGD 30,000|
|50,000 – 270,000||FGD 3,600 + 20% over FGD 50,000|
|270,000 – 300,000||FJD 47,600 + 20% over FJD 270,000|
|300,000 – 350,000||FJD 53,600 + 20% over FJD 300,000|
|350,000 – 400,000||FJD 63,600 + 20% over FJD 350,000|
|400,000 – 450,000||FJD 73,600 + 20% over FJD 400,000|
|450,000 – 500,000||FJD 83,600 + 20% over FJD 450,00|
|500,000 – 1,000,000||FJD 93,600 + 20% over FJD 500,000|
|> 1,000,000||FJD 193,600 + 20% over FJD 1,000,000|
In Fiji, the standard rate of VAT is 15%.
Offboarding & Termination
An employer may terminate an employee by giving one month’s written notice or any other notice period as agreed by them mutually in the employment agreement. However, in the event of summary dismissal, no notice is required.
The notice period in Fiji is generally up to one month.
A sum equal to and not less than 5/6th of a day’s wages for each completed month of the period of employment.
Visa and Immigration
Foreigners wanting to work in Fiji need a work permit to legally stay in the country. Below are the types of permits they can apply for based on the nature of their employment:
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|Type of Day||Rate|
|Weekdays||Hourly rate x 1.5 for the first two hours ; Hourly rate x 2 for the succeeding hours thereafter|
|Public Holidays||Hourly rate x 2|