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How would you describe the availability and cost of groceries and household supplies relative to your home country?
Virtually everything is imported so grocery stores are easily double the U.S. cost. That being said, stores are wellstocked and there is little that you can't get if you're willing to pay for it. There are some quite large grocery stores as well! - Jul 23, 2014
Expat grocery stores are available but more expensive than the UK. We found most things we needed, but you pay for them. Check out Mbolo, Sans Gel, CKDo for large stores with a good selection. - Oct 24, 2013
Groceries are very expensive no matter where you go. - Apr 12, 2012
You can find almost anything if you are willing to pay for it. EVERYTHING (including most fruit & veggies) is imported. Groceries can be very expensive, but if you are with DOS this is a consumables post. We brought everything (canned goods, alcohol, shampoo,toilet paper, baking supplies) with us. I was told early on that if you see something in the stores you like, then buy multiples, as it may not be there again. Most stores offer French products. There is a small American store (not embassy operated). - Aug 3, 2011
Availablity is good - even some American groceries are now available through specialty stores. However, most stuff comes from France and Gabon imports almost everything. Prices are very high. - Jul 16, 2010