What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Most items are available in Cebu. If you need special kinds of medicines, it is advisable to bring these with you. Prescription medication tends to be expensive in Cebu.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
No, but the range of selection for larger sizes (clothes and shoes) tends to be limited.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
Rustan and S&R are popular for grocery stores that also carry good selections of cheeses, wines, cold cuts and sausages.
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Both S&R and Rustan have wide selections of household items
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Once again, traffic is a big factor. Try to time your shopping during office hours if possible. Prices at supermarkets like SM and Metro Gaisano tend to be lower for some products, but ranges of products tend to be limited.
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