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

Cheap for produce, slightly cheaper for meats, a bit hard to find a few things, but almost everything available at good grocery stores. - Sep 21, 2017
In the summer veggies are DIRT CHEAP. Everyone buys strawberries and freezes them for the winter. Winter prices go up quite a bit. Prices may compare to the States in the winter. You will never see a sweet potato, and the mangoes and avocados are worthless- but you can find everything else here. Obviously, peanut butter and other products are harder to find, but definitely not impossible. There are specialty stores that carry western products. - Jan 16, 2015
There are a wide range of groceries available and I rarely felt limited there but I wasn't looking for certain brands and got very comfortable with substitutes and making almost everything myself. Everything is cheap if you stick with local products. - May 13, 2014
Two supermarket chains (Narodny and Beta) sell mostly Kyrgyz, Russian and Turkish groceries. There are specialised Korean and Chinese groceries. Clean and well-organised markets around the city sell fresh produce. Prices range from good value to dirt-cheap. Chinese and Turkish clothing and footwear are easily available. - Dec 17, 2011