(Closed) FUN SPINOFF: What is your weekly grocery bill?

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Post # 2
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
2658 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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 # 5
544 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
2092 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Brook10:  We spend maybe $25-$30 per week for groceries for the two of us. We’re in SW area of Minnesota. 

Post # 8
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

$50 to $100 it’s just me and my husband so not that much

Post # 9
2348 posts
Buzzing bee

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
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Brook10:  $75-200

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
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Brook10:  On average about £100 for the two of us per week. I live in South East England. That converts to $150!

Post # 12
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
176 posts
Blushing bee

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
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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.


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