Managua - Post Report Question and Answers

What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

The only thing I still have to get shipped is contact lens solution for gas-permeable lenses. So few people wear them that the optic shops and pharmacies in Managua don't carry it. - Dec 2021

Almond flour, avocado oil, spices and sauces for Asian and Indian cooking. - Jun 2020

It's really not an issue because you can order everything online. Items I order regularly online are almond butter, maple syrup, nuts, Truvia, shampoo, conditioner, and cosmetics. - Apr 2018

Clothing and shoes in sizes ahead for children (good quality kids gear is expensive locally). Uniform shorts/skirts. The local ones are cheaply made and uncomfortable. - Mar 2012

Toilet paper and paper towels (not very good here), cereal (extremely expensive), corn meal (can't get it here), wheat flour if you use it - Mar 2011

This is a post that does not enjoy the variety of many U.S. goods (like it was the case with neighboring Honduras where one could find almost, almost anything at more reasonable prices -- pie plates, toys, supplies etc.). So bring anything you know you cannot live without, comfort foods, sports equipments or craft or art supplies. Baby consumables are expensive, and baby jarred food is limited, although you can prepare your own meals with the fresh groceries and a Cuisinart. - Apr 2009

Ingredients (spices) for exotic Asian cuisine. Although there a lot of Korean and Taiwanese shops here, there are no real Indian, Thai and good Chinese products. If you do come across some, they are expensive. - Mar 2008

Everything is available at Pricemart! - Feb 2008

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