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Old 03-24-2015, 11:02 AM
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Default How much do you spend on groceries for the week?

Just curious: how much do you spend at the supermarket each week and how many people in your household?? How often do you eat out? (Including say, a work cafeteria or something)
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:13 AM
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I think we average around $100-130 a week for 2 people. This is including the grass fed beef we buy by the quarter cow. I've just factored the beef into the weekly groceries. We eat quite a lot of meat, so we buy grassfed beef and lamb from a farm instead of the grocery store.

We eat out quite a lot as well, between the 2 of us, probably 3-4 meals a week. Usually dinner on the weekends and the occasional weekday.

But I do live in Vancouver where the cost of groceries is quite high.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:20 AM
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ABout 50€ (65USD) a week for 2 people... we rarely eat out - maaayyybbeee once a month.
I buy mostly organic and make alot myself to keep costs down and be able to buy organic. We don't eat meat, so I guess that helps as well.

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Old 03-24-2015, 11:28 AM
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I spend just about $50 per week to feed myself, including both groceries and eating out.

Roughly $36 per week on groceries and roughly $13 per week on eating out.

I keep a budget of all of my expenditures, so I went ahead and pulled data from last September through this month to get these average values. I'd say that I eat relatively healthfully, but I don't go out of my way to buy organic or name brands and I don't eat too much meat at home (when I do, chicken or ground beef are my go-to meats). I do eat a lot of fresh produce and whole grains which pulls my grocery bills up a bit.

I nearly always bring lunch to work and I make most of my meals at home. I might eat out 2-5 times per month on average.

I do work at a job that provides occasional meals for events and such (maybe 3-4x per month on average) and on the occasions that I go to visit my parents at home, they feed me (a few visits a month).

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Old 03-24-2015, 11:40 AM
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I would say I spend roughly $50/week on groceries. I usually do weekly shopping trips, and it's always somewhere between $40-60.

I'm really trying to cut back on the amount of money I spend going out to eat. I'm bringing my own lunch/dinner to work everyday to avoid ordering in food while I'm there, or stopping and picking up food on the way. My goal is one out to eat meal/week. If it's fast food on the way to class, usually $5-10, if it's out to dinner with friends, usually $20ish.

I'm also trying to be a better grocery shopper in general. I've never really spent a huge amount on food, but it was mostly impulse purchasing - I just bought whatever looked good at the time. Now I'm trying to be more conscious, shopping sales, using coupons, etc.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:52 AM
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2 people, and we spend about $80 a week on groceries. We eat out MAYBE twice a month. Sometimes more if my parents come and visit. They always insist on buying us dinner somewhere though, so it's not something we pay for in those instances.

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Old 03-24-2015, 12:03 PM
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I probably spend about $80-$140 on food for a week. I don't shop for groceries or cook food at home much, so maybe one meal a week will be at home, the rest is eating out.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by GipsyQueen View Post
ABout 50€ (65USD) a week for 2 people... we rarely eat out - maaayyybbeee once a month.
I buy mostly organic and make alot myself to keep costs down and be able to buy organic. We don't eat meat, so I guess that helps as well.
Meat really is the biggest cost for us. Even if we spend quite conservatively, just buying raw meat to cook alone costs us 30-40 a month. But that's because my boyfriend eats quite a lot of meat, usually about 0.6 lbs a day just for lunch. We buy about 5-8 lbs of meat a week.

Edit: The price I quoted $100-130 is just for groceries alone, I didn't include our eat out spending. If we totalled up everything spent on food, I would say at least $200 a week up to $300.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:16 PM
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Groceries, as in, just food (and not other household items/cleaning products) I spend probably less than $50 a week. I think I go grocery shopping ever 2-3 weeks and spend around $120-$150 each time, and that includes household products, so I'm probably spending less than $50 a week on actual food items.

That's just me, of course. When Michael is home, that bill is doubled and then some. He eats EVERYTHING.

I don't buy pop, I don't by snack food aside from the occasional bag of chips. A can of soup will feed me for two meals. LOL I'm very good about not impulse buying things when it is just me, especially since I'm trying to watch what I eat now.

I'll eat out MAYBE once a week, more like every two or three weeks, whenever I get a craving for a pizza or McDonalds. I take my lunch to work whenever possible. When Michael was home, he was eating out at least twice a week and sometimes on weekends with me, so I ate a lot more fast food then. That's something I want to try to avoid when he gets back.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:18 PM
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Hard to say because most of what I buy each week lasts longer than a week. LIke if chicken breast is on sale, I STOCK up so it will last us like a month.

I average about $130 a week for the three of us. Some weeks I don't really shop at all except to grab pop and milk

We eat out about twice a week. Every Sunday we go for lunch after church and usually lunch on Saturday also. Hubby does go out for lunch with his job at least once a week usually. We rarely go out for dinner lol.

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