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Best AFFORDABLE places to shop your groceries!  

A new semester is finally arriving! You might be wondering where you can get essentials at the best affordable prices, especially if you’re a freshman. Whether you need school supplies, must-have ingredients, home goods to make your room more homy, we’ve got you covered. We handpicked the best stores all around Hong Kong for you to kick off the first semester! 

Wellcome and ParkNshop – These two supermarkets have aisles brimming with fresh produce, ingredients and gourmet treats. On most occasions, it offers frequent discounts and deals on their products! But the best thing of it all, you can find this supermarket chain in almost every district in Hong Kong – Mongkok, Kennedy Town, Causeway Bay, Shatin. If you’re also looking for a SIM card, you can drop by ParkNShop and get your new number set up as well. 


BestMart 360 – This convenience store is perfect to grab last-minute essentials when there’s no other grocery store nearby. You can get must-have cooking condiments, breakfast options such as cereal and oatmeal and other quick meals such as instant noodles and pasta at the best discounts. If you’re looking for snacks, Best Mart 360 also has got shelves of them waiting for you to choose from.  


JHC – Japan Home Centre, as the name suggests, is a Japanese-inspired household store that sells high quality yet affordable essentials for your everyday life – detergent, towels, sandals, etc. They also sell convenient and last-minute culinary ingredients in case you don’t have a grocery nearby.  


Daiso – This is another Japanese-inspired retailer that offers an assortment of everyday essentials, quirky Knick knacks, and home goods – all at affordable prices. In fact, many of its items are at only 12 HKD. From kitchen gadgets to stationery, beauty products to party supplies, Daiso has something for everyone.  


Kaibo – If you’re looking for wide varieties of meat, fresh vegetables, or fruits, Kaibo has got you covered. This supermarket exposes you to the more hustling and bustling of Hong Kong and is where you will meet more local families and residents shopping their goods. Although it has less chains (over 90 branches) than Wellcome and ParkNShop, shopping at Kaibo supermarket is worth experiencing as a student.  

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