Moscow Shopping

What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Apart from specialty items from your home country, you can buy anything you want.
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Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
For really tall people, it can be difficult to find pants that fit.
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What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
There are several options located throughout Moscow, including: Azbuka Vkusa, Auchan, Perekrestok, Sedmoij Continent
and METRO (where you can find anything, but you'll need a company card to get in). 
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Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
For cleaning materials, Auchan is your best bet. If you're looking for furniture, IKEA is a leader in this field, though other major furniture stores have opened recently.
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What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Because of the size of this city and the bad traffic, it can be a very time-consuming activity. If it's one of your primary hobbies, you might also need a car for this because there is not always a metro station nearby.
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Will I need to drive my own vehicle to conduct my everyday life (work/school/shopping) at my destination?
No, as you can get a driver very easily and inexpensively. The public transportation system is very efficient although the metro is quite busy during rush hour. There are lots of inexpensive taxi services available: Uber, Yandex Taxi, Gett and
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