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

Less expensive than DC by far, plus the commissary is only 30-40 minutes away. - Sep 27, 2017
Less variety but not bad. Everything but beer and wine are more expensive in Germany. - Jan 28, 2017
Nearly everything you could want is available on the economy or at the commissary/PX in Wiesbaden, a 30 minute drive away. Costs are similar to the USA. - Aug 14, 2016
Pretty much everything is available. Buying household supplies without a modicum of German can be a bit daunting at first, but you get used to it. The incredible variety of cheese is initially terrifying. You can't swing a cat without hitting a sausage link in this country. Cooks will love the place. - Feb 1, 2016
About the same if purchased at the Commissary in Wiesbaden, maybe a bit higher if purchased at German stores, though selection and prices are still good. - Dec 9, 2015
There is a commissary and PX about 30 minute's drive away. The commissary isn't the greatest but does the job. Local grocery stores are plentiful, with cost similiar (or a tad higher) than DC-area prices. - Jun 27, 2014
Very cheap because of the ability to use the Commissary. Great local grocery stores as well. We have not found it too prohibitive at all. Just have to be a smart shopper. You can also order stuff through Amazon and other vendors on-line. Costco, etc. - Mar 30, 2014
Everything you may want is available here but it may cost more than in the USA. The brands are European as well. - Nov 7, 2013
Pretty cheap if you shop on base. - Apr 4, 2012
Thirty percent more than DC, but you can shop on the base 20 minutes away. - Mar 4, 2012
Everything is available, again, it's Western Europe. If you are affiliated with the Consulate the you will be able to shop at the base which is much cheaper than German stores. - Oct 3, 2011
Grocery shopping is good here. It's expensive, but their are two grocery stores within a 10 minute walk. They have everything you need. There is a commisary for Consulate and military folks, but it's a 40 minute drive each way. Not very convienent. - Jul 15, 2010
Everything is available, it just costs more. Go to the commisarys on the military bases to stock up on U.S. staples, but buy your produce from the many local markets for fresh food at better prices. - Jul 7, 2008
Everything is available. The military bases have all the products one might need. - Feb 23, 2008
We buy most of our groceries at the base because of our tastes and the euro/dollar rate. We sometimes buy a few things at the nice market nearby, but they are more expensive. - Jan 4, 2008