Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers

How would you describe the availability and cost of groceries and household supplies relative to your home country?

Good. Lots of things imported from South Africa so overall there is a good selection of quality groceries at reasonable prices. - Aug 2020

We find them cheap compared to the U.S., even with inflation this past year. - May 2016

We could find most things we needed at the Pick N Pay grocery (which is a South African brand) in Maseru. You couldn't always get boneless, skinless chicken breast, but the produce was OK and inexpensive. For everything else, or specialty things, we drove 2 hours to Bloemfontein, South Africa, which is the nearest big, "real" city. We went to the Woolworths grocery store armed with coolers and ice packs to make the drive back to Maseru. - Aug 2015

Groceries and household supplies are easily available in a full range of products at several locations in Maseru. Prices same as in South Africa, less than in DC. - Jun 2010

Groceries and household supplies are easily found. Many people cross the border to South Africa to shop there on Saturdays. If you can't get it in Ladybrand or Maseru then Bloemfontein is just a 90 minute drive away and there you can find pretty much everything. - Mar 2009

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