Post # 1
I was just reading the grocery list thread and it got me wondering what your average grocery bill is per week. I live in a reasonable area of the US, and Darling Husband and I buy about 2/3 of our groceries organic and as local as possible. I would say we spend on average, about $125/week. We shop at normal-ish grocers, so no Whole a Foods/trader Joes/ Costco/SAMs/etc. and we own a share in a local farm which provides fresh veggies, produce, eggs, and honey during the summer, so we have A LOT of fresh-frozen goods in our deep freeze.
What’s your budget and location?
This topic was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by Brook10. Reason: Eta: a poll, but it's not an option
Post # 2
We live in a bigger city in the Southeast US and spend around $125 a week for the two of us. That’s enough for 6 lunches, 7 breakfasts, and 5-6 dinners for two. That’s a mix of frozen meats, fresh meats, veg, fruits, and some packaged items. We’d love to get it down to $100 but I just don’t see that happening!
Fiance and I recently moved in together so we’re both having to alter our eating habits a bit so we aren’t spending $200 a month based on our old individual habits. It’s hard but I’m honestly glad we’ve gotten it to $125, even though Fiance isn’t impressed.
Post # 3
We live in Melbourne, Australia. Ours varies anywhere between about $70 to $150 per week. This is for 2 people (myself and my FI) and our cat lol. When the grocery bill is lower it usually means I’ve bought cheaper cuts of meat, I’ve got a lot of stuff in the cupboard/fridge that I plan on using up and/or we haven’t needed those items that are purchased infrequently (such as toiletries, washing powder, etc). When the grocery bill is higher it usually means that we’ve run out of everything all at once, that I’ve bought more expensive cuts of meat and/or we’re having people over sometime that week.
Post # 4
futuremrsgerson: I would LOVE to be under $100/ week, but that just doesn’t happen. After Darling Husband and I moved in together I think our budget went up compared to what it was singularly. Good luck, bee!
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure
We spend about $150 every two weeks. I might have to run out for a few extras during the week, depending on what I’m cooking… I’m in Pennsylvania, U.S.
Post # 6
I’m down to about 50-75 for two adults and one teenage boy who eats like a horse. I was up around 200-300 but I’ve cut that way back. Next month aught to go down as the teenage boy will be off to the military, so saving us a bundle.
Post # 7
Brook10: We spend maybe $25-$30 per week for groceries for the two of us. We’re in SW area of Minnesota.
Post # 8
$50 to $100 it’s just me and my husband so not that much
Post # 9
Brook10: Darling Husband and I live in super expensie New York City.
We spend $50 a week or less for the two of us (under $200 a month). That includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I actually have a frugal shopping/cooking blog so I’m kind of a ninja with grocery budgets.
Post # 10
Fi is trying to loose weight but gets hungry quick so we buy him the protein powders and bars.
I’m trying to gain weight so my foods are the high in good fats and have lots of calories. I have to eat like 4,000 calories a day but they have to be healthy calories. Yay trying to be healthy.
Post # 11
Brook10: On average about £100 for the two of us per week. I live in South East England. That converts to $150!
Post # 12
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
$60-$80 a week. We try to eat vegetarian one or two nights a week which helps cut down on expensive meet purchases and I try to make a meal large enough so we both have leftovers for lunches. We’ve moved to a lower cost of living and our grocery bill used to be around 150-200 a week.
Post # 13
Average 30-50 typically. On the higher end of that range if there’s a good sale on meat and I want to stock up. But then we also have weeks where I maybe spend 10-15 on meal fillers and eat from our pantry
Post # 14
Between $50- $200.
It depends what we need or want on any given week.. The higher end of the range tends to be when we’ve run out of Vega, buy meat, or make an elaborate meal (we get our meat from a local butcher too, so that gets expensive). I try to balance more expensive meals with cheaper ones so I’d say the average weekly bill is more like $100.
We’re in Toronto, ON.
Post # 15
Holy smokes!! I am so impressed with those of you that are under $100/week, especially the $25-30/ week! That’s insane!!
swonderful: can you pm me a link to your blog?? I would love to read it 😀