Wuhan - Post Report Question and Answers

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

All local foods, be it fruit and vegetables, local baked goods or prepared foods, are less costly than they would be in the U.S. though the varieties may not be the ones you recognize. However, imported foods can be pricey. I hear that there are more European-style groceries like a Carrefour farther from where I live but I haven't ventured to them yet. Wine, beer, etc. is somewhat overpriced and variety is not great; sometimes it seems the stock is chosen and priced based on appearance rather than quality. - Jul 2021

Fresh fruits and vegetables are very inexpensive and very fresh and delicious! There are fruit markets on every block throughout the city, and each neighborhood has several options of vegetables. They are available when they are in season, so while we only have strawberries for a few months, for example, they are amazingly flavorful, especially compared to the ones in the US. - Jan 2020

You can easily get everything except cocoa powder and deodorant! There are Metro, Carrefour and Walmart stores that sell a lot of western food. Local markets are good for fruits and vegetables. Our food bill is about 60% of what is was in U.K. for about the same products. - Feb 2008

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