grocery costs

posted 7 months ago in Finances
Post # 2
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Busy bee

The cost of our HH groceries average anywhere from $250-350 a month. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I live alone and I spend maybe $25 per week. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t go through all of them but they seem pretty low to me, if you’re buying for a family.

Heck we only have one kid and ours is probably $125/week or so. I admit we don’t really use much for coupons and whatnot.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Lol that article. We live in Atlanta and the average is $300/month. My husband and I spent about $700/month on groceries (excluding household products, but including alcohol). I will say we eat a lot of organic products and a primarily paleo diet, and my husband eats A LOT. I’ll also add that we only eat out 1-2 meals per week, so that budget covers 19-20 meals for both of us per week. It’s one of my budget areas that I’m trying to cut down on, but it has been really hard. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

We spend about $300-$400 a month for two of us. This includes household items (toilet paper, shampoo, etc) as well as any eating out.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

 

We are around $600 including going out to eat, lunches, etc. for a family of 3. It averages to around $550 on groceries (a little over $100/week plus a monthly trip to trader joes for freezer stuff, staples, and coffee that tends to run about $100), one meal out, and a drive through or two. 

We buy minimal snacks/packaged drinks, shop store brands, buy meat on sale, eat vegetarian a few meals a week, etc. etc..  I’m surprised at how people have it so drastically lower. When it was just me, I thought I was doing darned good at $50/week. Doubling that to include another full grown adult and a child seems reasonable. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Gosh we spend around  $700 US on groceries for two of us. This includes a subscription meal service too. Groceries in New Zealand are very expensive.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

We spend slightly more on groceries than the average for our city (about $400 a month versus the Chicago average of about $370), but much less on “total food,” which I’m assuming adds in the cost of going out to eat or take out. I guess this makes sense, since we cook/prepare most of our meals at home and rarely go out to eat; when we do grab something, we usually stick to something cheap like Taco Bell, Jimmy Johns, or pizza. I was really surprised to see that in most cities, people were spending $250-350 more on top of what they pay for groceries! (Although if you factor in our bar tabs, then we’d be right up there too since we frequent bars a couple times a week, but I think it’s more accurate to categorize those expenses as “entertainment” rather than including it in the food budget.)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

$25 a week as a single? DAMN. Even when I lived alone I wound spend atleast $75-100 on groceries for myself, in Canada. Milk alone is $5/6 here, my love for turkey pepperettes easily sets me back $10 for a 375gr package. As a couple with a small dog and baby ( who is ebf anyway) we spend easily $200+ a week on groceries, WITHOUT any alcohol.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I don’t eat eat a lot of meat and I’ll eat the same thing all week.  For example, a jar of pasta sauce, pasta, and a box of garlic bread would be less than $10 and last me all week for dinner.  I only eat two meals a day, too, which probably helps.  And I don’t drink. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

lifeisbeeutiful :  Agreed, Canada is extremely expensive for groceries, especially if you’re in a large city. We spend at least $200+/week on groceries for two adults, and we shop no name brand at the cheapest grocery store, cook from scratch, and always make our lunches.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We spend €550/month (CAD$825) on groceries. This does not include any eating out or household stuff. Simply on groceries. We eat a ton of fresh food (fruits and veggies) and we cook almost all meals (dinner and lunch). We don’t eat a lot of meat (maybe 1 time a week). We’re 2 adults. 

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