Mexico City - Post Report Question and Answers

What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

For some reason, it's hard to find the various types of canned tomatoes that you can find elsewhere. They seem to only have whole, peeled tomatoes or tomato sauce. It can be frustrating, but not a big deal. - May 2020


Nothing really, we can find just about anything however to me brands taste different from what they do in the US (i.e. mayonnaise, Doritos, and some other items). I am very picky about brands and the taste of things so we order a lot of our condiments and other food items from Amazon Prime Pantry, Walmart and Target. - Apr 2019


You can find everything here. - Apr 2019


Around Thanksgiving, people talked about not being able to find French's fried onions or canned pumpkin, but on a regular basis, there isn't much that you can't find locally. - May 2017


Nothing, really. Saline solution is expensive and difficult to get through the diplomatic pouch (liquid restrictions). - Sep 2016


Patio furniture (expensive here). Goldfish, Triscuits and spices. - May 2016


If I could do it again, I would ship my sofa and get it re-upholstered here. Consumer items are widely available. - May 2016


Nothing. You can get it all on Amazon. I've gotten used to making my own salad dressings and pickles, neither is a huge thing here, but that's mostly Google and ordering pickling spices. - May 2016


The only thing I can't find is free-and-clear detergent. Occasionally it has been available at the Commissary. Also, I wish I could ship good quality deli meat. That's the only disappointing food item here I can think of. You can get plain turkey or ham but forget your Boar's Head cajun turkey breast! - Oct 2014


You can find everything here but there's no CVS or Walgreens. So items of that nature, I would ship. - Aug 2014


Chocolate chips and brown sugar! - Apr 2014


None. Everything is available here. - Mar 2014


Everything can be shipped via Amazon, if you have that luxury. If not, I'd bring everything I needed - including a refrigerator, etc. - as many apartments come completely unfurnished and without even basic appliances, so you will need to supply these things. The other sound advice I received before arrival was that you can find absolutely anything you want in Mexico, but you should buy your clothes and electronics in the U.S. The prices are higher and the quality is worse. - Dec 2013


You can get everything here. Maybe some more Ikea furniture. - Jul 2013


You really can get everything you need here. The American brands cost a little bit more (like about 25% higher than what they cost in US). Asian ingredients are not easy to get, and when you see them in the super markets the prices are very high. - Jan 2013


Spices: they have little choice -- but many new Chili peppers. - May 2012


That stereo and computer I sent to a landfill before leaving Washington. In Mexico, someone would fix them up and keep them running and well-used for another decade or two. - Apr 2011


Comfortable walking shoes. - Apr 2010


None - Feb 2010


Nothing comes to mind. You can get anything you need from the U.S. pretty fast. - Jan 2010


Tampons, root beer, gluten-free foods, cosmetic products, Hope"s Perfect Glass window cleaner. You can get all these things here if you are willing to pay a very inflated price. - Nov 2008


Nothing. Everything you would want is available here, but usually more expensive. - Oct 2008


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