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

The big supermarkets import items from Australia, so you can get most things you need, at a substantialy marked up price. Imported fruits, veggies, milk and cheese are very expensive. The quality and availability of local fruits and veggies is inconsistent. Sometimes everything in the supermarket seemed wilted. - May 2019


Expensive, with occasional shortages. But you generally can get what you want for a price. Beef is pretty cheap. All dairy is imported, so it's expensive. Fresh milk costs about US$8 for one liter. Boxed milk is common and cheap. You can get cheese, but the selection varies. If you see a favorite, buy it and freeze it. Most imported foods come from Australia or NZ. There was an onion and carrot shortage for a few months last year. - Jun 2016


There are 2 main supermarkets catering to expats (Boroko Foodworld, and Anderson's). Decent meat at Boroko (there is a cattle farm in Walindi, West New Britain). Most Australian food is available, but more expensive and without as much variety. Most fresh fruits and veggies are imported, as is cheese, yogurt and fresh milk. You can get lots of spices, tofu, whole wheat bread and flour, dry beans, grains, and some healthy crackers and bars are available. Lots of junk food available (and many kids at school bring it for lunch). - Jun 2008


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