Reykjavik - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Generally good though fresh fruit/vegetables are hit and miss. EXPENSIVE. Costco and the cost of living allowance (COLA) help soften the blow. - Sep 2021

Pretty much anything is available, though you might have to go to a couple of stores to find some items. Prices are expensive but Costco just opened up and prices are much more reasonable there. - Nov 2017

Again, there are plenty of options available, but the prices will certainly give you pause. - Jun 2015

Pretty much everything is available here, for about three to five times what you pay in the US. The only thing I have really found lacking is the cheese - there doesn't seem to be much variety. Iceland grows a surprising amount of its own vegetables, and dairy products are of excellent quality. There is a store here called Kostur which is a knock-off of Costco, complete with all the Kirkland brands, but the prices are much, much higher than the US. - Feb 2013

You can expect to pay double or triple what you would pay in the US for groceries and goods. This is an isolated island they import most of their goods, and there is a heavy tax on these items. The COLA is essential here. - Jul 2011

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