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Sofia



How would you describe the availability and cost of groceries and household supplies relative to your home country?

Most things are available and relatively cheap. You can get fantastic yogurt and produce, usually fresh bread. There are tortillas, loaf style bread, pinto beans, bio / organic items, etc. However, things like chocolate chips and specialty items like gluten free flours are expensive if available. - May 17, 2016
Widely available and about 20% cheaper than in the U.S. - Dec 18, 2014
Same or higher than DC. - Nov 23, 2014
We shop only from Metro (German chain) and spend about 150 lev a week for groceries. - Aug 16, 2014
Groceries are about 10-20% cheaper than in the States, though with the plummeting dollar they are getting more expensive. I usually shop at Carrefour, which is similar to WalMart. Some people go the Belgian owned Piccadilly chain, which is more expensive. There's also a Costco type place called Metro, which is German. They have also recently opened quite a few European chain DIY stores, so shopping now is really convenient. - Jun 3, 2011
We actually spend quite a lot on food, but we are a big family with 4 kids. We are probably spending 200 to 300 leva per week. - Oct 30, 2009
Groceries are comparable to the U.S. in terms of price. There are a number of the German Metro supermarket chains which offer good variety. Carrefour is set to open its flagship hypermarket in Sofia very soon. - Feb 9, 2008