Georgetown - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Beer and wine. Anything that you want on a regular basis especially if you care about the QUALITY of an item. I mean, you can find things but the quality isn't great. It also seems as if they have been trying more and more to stock regional brands and import less of the brands Americans might use. Soup and crackers really aren't a thing here. Chips, peanut butter and jams, pickles, olives are all available but low quality. - Apr 2024

Anything liquid. - Jun 2022

Good beer is a must, and honestly almost every grocery item you can since things are available but expensive. - Aug 2021

Rum is plentiful, but economical wine is harder to source - Sep 2020

Georgetown is a pouch-only post, so plan your consumables shipments accordingly. Cleaning products, paper products, and baby products can be expensive and difficult to find in bulk quantities. Cooking oil and baking products (e.g., flour) can also be expensive or hard to find. And if you drink alcohol regularly… you’ll want to save space for that. On the one hand, Guyana produces the best rum in the world, and it’s reasonably priced for quality; and local beer is reasonably cheap and drinkable. Beyond that, however, alcohol is extremely expensive – e.g., a bottle of wine that would cost $10 in the U.S. will easily run $50 in Guyana. - Aug 2019

Ship everything you will want that is shelf-stable. Tires are a good idea. - Sep 2016

Tires, tires, and more tires- the roads are terrible and tire punctures inevitable. More day-to-day goods and less specialty items just so to save costs- a can of tomato paste costs over a dollar here and the same can would be about 35 cents in the U.S. - Apr 2014

I would ship more wine. The wine here is generally horrible (some possibly even counterfeit) and expensive. An inexpensive bottle of wine still runs about US$30. - Nov 2013

Laundry soap, paper products. - May 2012

Anything that your family uses regularly or in great quantity -- pet food/supplies, laundry soap, TP and paper towels, cereal, specialized baking supplies. Getting stuff is hit-or-miss (stores bring in tons of things for the Christmas season that you will not see at any other time), so, if you see it -- BUY it and toss it in the freezer. Also, bring more Tupperware/Gladware than you think you will need. There are cheap knock-offs available, but they break quickly. - Mar 2012

Food. Comfort food that stores well. Wines. Large items that can't make it though the diplomatic pouch. - Feb 2012

Electronics (stereo, etc.) are expensive here, as are spare car tires. If you can ship those in cheaply, you will save yourself a lot of money. - Feb 2010

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