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Re: Grocery Budget

3 people in mine. I budget for $75 a week which includes all household items. Sometimes I got a little over, sometimes a little under.

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Re: Grocery Budget

There are two of us. We spend $400-$500 per month (including all household items such as toilet paper, laundry supplies, etc.)  We rarely eat out. If we do it is only once a month on a special occasion. When I say we don't eat out, I mean no fast food, either. I also use a lot of coupons and save that way.


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Re: Grocery Budget

DW and I rarely eat out either - but we do usually have a bottle of wine with dinner.

 

All told, we are in the $600 to $700 per month for "groceries" which includes food and drink combined. Say $400/month without beverage allocation. Other household disposable items would be an additional, but relatively minor, expense (estimate $50/month).

 

So, overall expense for the two of us is $650 to $750 per month.

 

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Re: Grocery Budget

Family size 4

We spend 700 a month in groceries and household items. I've tried cutting back but there is no way. We would be eating pasta only and we want to eat healthy too. 


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Re: Grocery Budget


awleesha13 wrote:

Interesting thread OP Smiley Happy

 

Family of two, in a week spending $115-200. The higher amount is totalling the monthly "needs" such as detergent, soap, etc. I cook every week and because it is just the two of us, the food will last all week during lunch and dinner and on the weekends we eat out. Then back to square one.

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If my family could "cut back" to only eating out on the weekends, we would save some serious money. Admittedly,  I am the worst offender. My job is "on the road" and I can't seem to psychologically be ok with the brown bagging it concept...

Sigh... maybe I need therapy...

 


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Re: Grocery Budget

ML, your an inspiration to me! I want to be able to say that "we only eat out once a month!" 


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Re: Grocery Budget


Thomas_Thumb wrote:

DW and I rarely eat out either - but we do usually have a bottle of wine with dinner.

 

All told, we are in the $600 to $700 per month for "groceries" which includes food and drink combined. Say $400/month without beverage allocation. Other household disposable items would be an additional, but relatively minor, expense (estimate $50/month).

 

So, overall expense for the two of us is $650 to $750 per month.


Yes! I think this ( wine with dinner) could be a good motivating factor for me to cut back on fast food during the week. There's a study that says couples that drink alcohol together seem to be happier. 

http://usat.ly/2aCwtXH 


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grillandwinemaster wrote:

awleesha13 wrote:

Interesting thread OP Smiley Happy

 

Family of two, in a week spending $115-200. The higher amount is totalling the monthly "needs" such as detergent, soap, etc. I cook every week and because it is just the two of us, the food will last all week during lunch and dinner and on the weekends we eat out. Then back to square one.

______________________________________________________________

 

If my family could "cut back" to only eating out on the weekends, we would save some serious money. Admittedly,  I am the worst offender. My job is "on the road" and I can't seem to psychologically be ok with the brown bagging it concept...

Sigh... maybe I need therapy...

 


@grillandwinemaster - oh trust me it takes a lot of will power for us not to eat out during lunch at work. Especially when you have co-workers who is constantly bugging you "what are you doing for lunch?" Smiley Frustrated


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Re: Grocery Budget


awleesha13 wrote:

grillandwinemaster wrote:

awleesha13 wrote:

Interesting thread OP Smiley Happy

 

Family of two, in a week spending $115-200. The higher amount is totalling the monthly "needs" such as detergent, soap, etc. I cook every week and because it is just the two of us, the food will last all week during lunch and dinner and on the weekends we eat out. Then back to square one.

______________________________________________________________

 

If my family could "cut back" to only eating out on the weekends, we would save some serious money. Admittedly,  I am the worst offender. My job is "on the road" and I can't seem to psychologically be ok with the brown bagging it concept...

Sigh... maybe I need therapy...

 


@grillandwinemaster - oh trust me it takes a lot of will power for us not to eat out during lunch at work. Especially when you have co-workers who is constantly bugging you "what are you doing for lunch?" Smiley Frustrated


Ill second that. I have a desk job and I eat out EVERY day for lunch. I usually try to eat cheap though ($3-$7 per meal).

 

 

When actually talking monthly groceries, currently I am spending about $200 per month (eating for one) on groceries for home.






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14Fiesta wrote:

awleesha13 wrote:

grillandwinemaster wrote:

awleesha13 wrote:

Interesting thread OP Smiley Happy

 

Family of two, in a week spending $115-200. The higher amount is totalling the monthly "needs" such as detergent, soap, etc. I cook every week and because it is just the two of us, the food will last all week during lunch and dinner and on the weekends we eat out. Then back to square one.

______________________________________________________________

 

If my family could "cut back" to only eating out on the weekends, we would save some serious money. Admittedly,  I am the worst offender. My job is "on the road" and I can't seem to psychologically be ok with the brown bagging it concept...

Sigh... maybe I need therapy...

 


@grillandwinemaster - oh trust me it takes a lot of will power for us not to eat out during lunch at work. Especially when you have co-workers who is constantly bugging you "what are you doing for lunch?" Smiley Frustrated


Ill second that. I have a desk job and I eat out EVERY day for lunch. I usually try to eat cheap though ($3-$7 per meal).

 

 

When actually talking monthly groceries, currently I am spending about $200 per month (eating for one) on groceries for home.


From those that have replied, it seems the per- person avg is roughly somewhere between 150-200 per month per person. So it seems that your right on track. 

 

Btw, beautiful looking Gold Spade! I get my gold one next month. 


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