Heck, you should really try Kodak BW400CN. It's simple, prolific and very forgiving with a fine grain and you can buy it at Walgreens. It's C-41 process and Walgreens can process it for you if they still have the capability where you live.
Agree. C-41 process b&w films like 400CN and Ilford XP2 Super might make life easier and more affordable than true b&w.