Hello, I am a 27 year old man currently living in Pennsylvania USA and have been thoroughly considering moving permanently to the Fijan Islands. I have a plan that I would like to share with others to give me a better understanding of what may or may not work. As of right now I am saving about $1,500 USD per month and have a planned ready to move date of two years from now. I am an IT administrator that also rebuilds laptops on the side for cash. My original plan was to have $50,000 USD saved before making the move although my new more realistic goal is now $25,000 USD. I have read a great deal about Fiji and the lifestyle and I feel that it would be a perfect match for the way I choose to live here in USA. I understand that poverty is a major issue and the primary concern is being targeted for stealing/break-ins, although I am a rather shut in person that is used to keeping everything under lock and key. I have even drawn out schematics of how my house would be constructed on freehold land, had I the money to do so and it could most likely pass for a bomb shelter. With all of that said I would like to have some DETAILED comments given to me about what to expect and how I can achieve this goal realistically. How do I establish an IT career in Fiji? What is the best type of location to find such a job (Hospital/Resort/School)? Are there other jobs that I could hold having an IT skillset that do not necessarily have to do with computers? Where is the best place to start looking for such a job?
I understand that this move is a huge project that will have great impact on myself as I go through it but the biggest worry for me is finding proper work that can keep me thriving in Fiji permanently for the rest of my life. I very much plan to become a Fijan citizen over time and possibly to even open my own business once I have been there for more than 4 years and am confident in my business plan. Any detailed information to answer my questions would be GREATLY appreciated! Again I understand the pros and cons and am very acceptable of the reasons not to move to Fiji.