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How would you describe the availability and cost of groceries and household supplies relative to your home country?
Anything at the western type grocery stores is expensive. - May 20, 2016
Imported goods are expensive and inconsistently available, staple foods are very affordable if bought on the local market. - Dec 30, 2014
Most items are available in local grocery stores, but they are not always of great quality. It's definitely a post to use your consumables shipment. - Sep 6, 2009
Food is expensive, except local fruits and vegetables. If you have a consumables allowance, take full advantage. The stores have very limited supplies and are incredibly expensive. Many people at the embassy use netgrocer. - May 20, 2009
Groceries are mainly imported and expensive. The fluctuating dollar to Guinea franc exchange rate complicates things at the check out. You can find almost everything here including Mexican and other ethnic foods, but the brands may be mysterious and the quality questionable. Use your full consumables allowance and ship any brands to which you are particularly loyal. Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seafood are plentiful and inexpensive. NetGrocer.com and Amazon's grocery service have made things easier, but if you must have diet lactose-free cherry vanilla bon-bons, ship them. - Mar 26, 2008