- 4 years ago
About $500 a month in DC for the two of us.
About $500 a month in DC for the two of us.
We should be spending $400 a month for groceries but in all shameful honesty it’s close to double that. I can live off pasta and frozen veggies but he loves his junk food and name brand items and K-cups. We have separate finances and alternate who buys groceries each week.
We’re in Boston and spend about $600 a month. Then about $100-$200 on eating out, depending on how stressed we are. I’m pretty picky about food (whole grains, organic, etc), I eat a lot, and Boston is an expensive city, so I think we’re at the high end.
Kandykane: We spend about $70-100 per week on groceries, so I would bet $400 a month total on food including eating out. But considering your location, I would bet that your groceries are going to be much more expensive than mine – I’m in NC and my Brother-In-Law was here last week and was in awe at how “cheap” our groceries were. He told me he pays like $4 a lb for chicken breast in San Diego and I was aghast! I pay $1.99 when it’s not on sale. But my husband and I shop 80% in the fresh produce, 10% in the meat, probably 5% in the cold foods (almond milk, eggs, yogurt) and maaaybe 5% in the “in between” aisles, so if you eat more packaged food it would bring down the cost as well.
Kandykane: Right — i meant 400 a month is about right for groceries only — eating out is separate. the more we eat out the less we spend on groceries and vice versa — right now we spend over a grand each month on drinks/eating out. The 400 per month covers 4-5 smoothie breakfasts, lunch salads, and slow cooker dinner meals a week for each of us. Planning is key to keep to a grocery budget and not let stuff go to waste.
Another way we are saving money on groceries is by putting those gas absorbing pods in our fridge (i buy the ones called BluApple on Amazon). They make fresh produce last twice as long, so you can buy bulk sizes at costco without having them go bad before you can finish eating them.
We both eat a lot, both have active jobs and hobbies, and live in a more expensive area for food. We average $800-$1000/m.
I can rarely find a lb. of ground beef for under $7 anymore.
We live in a low cost of living area and we spend about $500/month on groceries for the two of us. We buy nice produce and meats and we never skimp on wine 🙂 we don’t eat much processed food so this $500 is for quality ingredients! This feeds us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and occasional snacks
We have a separate category in the budget for date nights (dining out with drinks) and then we have a cushion category, for unexpected expenses (like I don’t feel like cooking or surprise last minute lunches with friends)
My husband and I do $400 a month and that covers cat food and cat litter, toiletries, cleaning supplies, eating out and misc.
About $500 for everything and that includes organic fruit, veg and meat. I think we do pretty well. We’re in Sydney so that’s AUD. This is an interesting thread.
I buy all groceries and cat food in our house. I probably spend 120$ a week and then once a month maybe $200-$300 on extras like toiletpaper toothbrushes etc.
We live in a small rural town and that makes things dear. And we also buy from a butcher for our meat.
Probably about $250-350 a month on just groceries (eating out and home supplies like toilet paper are budgeted/bought seperately) including wine and some hard alcohol. We do Trader Joe’s for most of our staples and various local shops and farmers markets for seasonal produce and fresh meat/fish. We’re in the San Francisco Bay Area.
That’s what my fiance spend usually (sometimes higher). This is mostly because my fiance can eat! We’ll go out and he can eat his own meal, half of my meal, and still not be full… He’s not big at all, he just eats SO MUCH. :/
We spend maybe $150-$200 a month for the two of us. I buy in bulk at sams and shop the sales ads… make lots of extras so we can grab from the freezer, pop in the microwave, and eat.
There’s 2 of us in the UK and we spend about £60 a week, £240 a month ($370) on our main shop.
That also includes all toiletries, kitchen/toilet rolls, foil, food bags, cleaning products, all routine home products.
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