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What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Jakarta should have everything you need at affordable prices.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
This should not be a problem. There is a good variety of clothes stores and tailors and a wide range of prices and sizes.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
Supermarkets in Jakarta are modern, full-service stores. Many have bakeries and deli counters as well as meat, dairy products, canned, frozen and packaged goods that are imported from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and various other parts of the world. You may also purchase local and imported beer as well as liquor and wine. Because many foods are imported, prices may be higher than in your home country. Additionally, fresh seafood is abundant and locally produced poultry and eggs of good quality are available.
Some favorite supermarkets of expatriates are: Kemchicks, Hero (a good supermarket chain with many convenient outlets), Carrefour, Club Store and Makro (hypermarket-type shops that offer cheaper prices for bulk purchases.)
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Cleaning materials can be found at most large supermarkets or other large chains such as Ace Hardware. Larger items such as home furnishings can also be found at Ace Hardware or at specialty stores and shopping malls.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Factors that might affect your shopping habits are price, special needs and also where you live.
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