What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Imported perfumes and cosmetics are quite expensive in Tianjin.
Bring a generous supply of any specialized medicines or vitamins that you or your family use. These may not be available in the brand or form that you wish.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
Very tall people might have a more difficult time finding clothes at the local markets. However, there are good tailors in Tianjin who charge reasonable rates.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
Carrefour, Wu-mart, E-Mart,etc.
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Big supermarkets are convenient places to buy most household items. Many streets also contain small stores that offer cooking, cleaning and construction materials.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Some items may take a relatively long time to find. In addition, travel to some shopping areas and stores may be difficult, depending on distance and/or your fluency in Chinese.
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