Post # 31
josie7 : before we got our own place we ate out a lot more as we needed the space. Now that we have our own place we only eat out occasionally, though we do get takeaways. We do also go for drinks fairly often. I would say average spend is maybe £100 or less as a couple. If you count going out with friends though it’s probably triple that; we have fairly active social lives.
Post # 32
We spend $250-500 a month eating out. This includes money spent when we eating out together, or with coworkers, or just grabbing fast food ourselves. We have so much fun going out though!
Post # 33
josie7 : given that it is jus a regular month without birthdays, anniversary or Valentine’s, probably around $125 per moth. We do takeout or eat out at not so expensive places once per week.
Post # 34
josie7 : If you want to get hold of your budget and your spending try the You Need a Budget (YNAB) website/app. It’s amaaaaazing. I thought we were doing pretty good and then i saw our expenses and we were overspending on pretty much everything. Like our expense to income was ALWAYS negative every month. It sucked, but now is soooo much better.
$100 for us per month. We don’t go out often; we would both rather stay in and cook. Most Friday nights I make a DIY homemade pizza instead of ordering take out. $8 for the pizza versus $28. Tuesdays for me I do go out to eat because I have a standing commitment after work on Tuesday nights and don’t get home until 9 pm. We go on date nights on occasion, but it’s usually once every month or two, and we rarely spend more than $40 if that. Honestly if we go out it’s usually with my husband’s parents and they tend to pick up a significant portion of the tab…for example we might pay for a round of drinks but they will get everything else. Even that is few and far between, maybe once every 3 months or so. Food at restaurants is drastically overpriced and though it is fun to go out and have someone else cook, we also have long term financial goals, and a short term dinner out won’t get us any closer to those goals.
Post # 35
Hmm at its height I ate 100% of my meals (including breakfast and lunch) outside the home and ordered delivery every night. I was working 9 to 7 and FH was working like 7am to 11pm and we like to eat by 7 so the whole ordeal of grocery shopping and cooking seemed meh.
Post # 36
We don’t eat out much, just for special occasions ir very occasional treat. When we do go out it generally costs perhaps $60-$70 for the two of us. So I’ll say our budget is $60 a month!
Post # 37
ljm308 : Yes, thank you! I downloaded Mint recently, which I know some people don’t care for. It’s interesting to see what we spend. We spend so little and come under budget on everything else except for food! We always have a solid amount leftover after everything is paid for though, so that’s a relief for me! Right now we are renovating our home so it’s a little chaotic. I hope once it’s done that we can get back to a regular grocery shopping/cooking at home schedule!
Post # 38
Darling Husband and I don’t eat out much, maybe 2 times tops. Usually when we do, I have a groupon or a coupon for a free app.
If we spend $60/mo, I’d be surprised.
Post # 39
We spend around $600 eating out a month. We eat out maybe 2 dinners and 2 weekend lunches a month. The rest we usually cook.
I used to to try to cook a lot more, but I got so tired of washing dishes and waiting over a stove after a long work day.
Almost all of my coworkers eat out for dinner every single night, so I’m comparison, I’m budgeting.