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

Groceries seem to be about 50-100% of the price of groceries in the U.S., depending on what you buy and the season. The Commissary has many non-perishables, ranging from okay-priced to really expensive. Some people ate 99% from the Commissary (which we found unhealthy since the Commissary does not sell produce). We barely visited it since local markets are so enjoyable here. - Dec 12, 2017
Groceries seem to be about equal to mid-priced groceries in the US (cheaper than in rural areas, like Wyoming, pricier than in the midwest). The Commissary has many non-perishables, ranging from okay-priced to really expensive. - Jan 23, 2012
The embassy has a commissary where the cost of items is similar to that in the US. Otherwise, large grocery stores (Tesco and Interspar) exist here too, and offer everything you could need. For specialty items, look to Culinaris, which has 3 locations (and cooking classes, too). Culinaris is expensive but really great. - Apr 28, 2010
I found that some things were more expensive and other things were less, so it balanced out. - Dec 29, 2009
The small embassy commissary offers a ready supply of must-have American brands while open markets are great for reasonably priced fruits and vegetables. There are lots of grocery options - hypermarts are the best bet for avoiding breaking the bank. Gourmet store Culinaris is great for splurges and also offers fresh cranberries for the holidays. - Feb 24, 2008