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

Groceries are about the same cost as they are in the U.S. Maybe a little more. I thought the quality of the groceries was much better. Fish and deli meats are definitely better quality. - Jul 19, 2012
In Helsinki i costs at least double what it does in the States to buy anything. I order a lot online and buy from the country store at the embassy. - Jan 23, 2011
You can get almost everything here. Even tortillas and tofu at the corner market. But like I said before, everything costs more -- although they did just lower the food tax from 17% & 22% to 12%. - May 9, 2010
Groceries and household supplies are more expensive here than most cities. However, you can buy everything here including most American products. - Apr 4, 2009
If you get don't get pay in euros, yens or pounds, you'll suffer here because of the currency exchange rate. Average price of groceries for a family of 4 is like 200 euros a week. There are plenty of well-stocked grocery stores although American products like peanut butter, mac & cheese and chocolate chip cookies are virtually nonexistent. - Mar 26, 2008