Belmopan - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Most items have reasonable availability and there are enough options for various budgets. Sometimes you may not find exactly what you want when you want it but wait a week or order it on Amazon through DPO - Feb 2019

Groceries are cheap if you buy local brands, expensive if you buy imported American brands (and everything is Kraft). - Jun 2015

Anything imported will be expensive. The grocery stores are hit and miss. Sometimes they run out of something important (like peanut butter) for weeks but will have three shelves of mouth wash. - Jun 2015

The grocery situation is getting better all the time in Belmopan. There are several "supermarkets" that sell a range of US and Mexican products. The local Mennonite community operates an excellent dairy products company. There were only a few items we could not find in Belmopan. Many folks make an occasional all-day trip across the border to Mexico where there is a WalMart and some other US-brand stores. There is a twice-weekly farmers' market with excellent fresh produce available. - Jan 2011


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