What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Mumbai is a shopaholic's dream-come-true, with a great variety of items and leading brands available.
You should be able to find all your necessities. Groceries and fresh produce are widely available in hypermarkets, which may be more comfortable for many expats. Smaller, local markets are the traditional way to shop and are well-stocked.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
This shouldn't be a problem because clothes are available all over in a variety of sizes and shapes.
Additionally, tailors are inexpensive and very good.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
All residential areas have a market where you can buy groceries. Some expats employ domestic staff to do the shopping for them because they know their way around the local markets.
Department stores sell (almost) everything, from ready-made gourmet dishes in the basements to cosmetics, clothing, furniture and other household items. Largest department stores include:
- Big Bazaar
- Star Bazaar
- Reliance Fresh
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
All cleaning products and furniture can be found at all local markets.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
You may sometimes not find the brands that you are used to back home. However, most well-known brands are available in Mumbai and all malls have stores that keep major international brands in stock. Some of the major shopping malls are Shoppers Stop, Globus, Infinity Mall, Inorbit Mall, Hypercity, Mega Mall, Oberoi Mall.
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