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

The U.S. embassy has a Navy Exchange, which is a big help. The local grocery store prices are comparable to the US. - Oct 3, 2017
I've been able to find almost everything I have searched for, although many items are only available in smaller containers at higher cost than in the U.S. For diplomats, there is a NEX at the embassy that helps fill in the gaps. - Jan 15, 2017
Comparable to the U.S. If you purchase items at the weekly neighborhood markets or laiki the prices are significantly lower (and the produce more diverse) than in the grocery stores. You can find almost anything here in Athens. - Dec 20, 2016
Import brands from the States are available, but very costly. Local produce is very reasonable, especially the farmers market (Laiki) and local produce markets, seasonal only. Groceries especially meat and soda is expensive. I ordered online as did many Embassy friends, since the DPO was cost effective. - Sep 7, 2013
There are all types of stores ranging from small grocery stores to large supermarkets and department stores, MANY malls and shopping centers, especially around the city center and the suburbs of Kifisia (north) and Glyfada (south). Prices are not very cheap, and depend somewhat on the euro fluctuations. Bottom line, pretty much everything can be found, if for a price. - Jul 14, 2012
I think it is great, but I guess it depends on the Euro exchange rate. - Jun 30, 2010
Great, Carrefour is a huge French owned grocery store that has pretty much anything you are looking for, not the same brands as the States. The cost are not bad, it's the Euro conversion. If you shop the local farmers market, it is really inexpensive and so so good. The produce is something I will miss when I leave this place. There are two IKEAs here, which is great for household items. - Jan 6, 2009
You can get most stuff here that's available in the USA, but costs are about 50% higher. - Dec 27, 2008
I'd estimate I pay double what I pay at home for groceries when you consider the exchange rate. - Jun 20, 2008