(Closed) Outrageous Grocery Bills! Or so I think…

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: How much do you and your SO/ spouse spend on groceries a month?
    $200-300 : (96 votes)
    26 %
    $300-400 : (133 votes)
    36 %
    $400-500 : (79 votes)
    21 %
    $500+ : (64 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 107
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I just happen to have a year plus of grocery data in front of me!  I track our daily expenses.

    We spend on average $570/month on groceries and $319/month on eating out.  We take leftovers for lunch everyday.  I cook with local free range chicken/meat for most dinners, but I work in a couple all vegetarian dinners too.

    I used to be able to get a two person food bill down to $300/month with no eating out, but my diet has changed a lot since then (as in very little pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, etc). 

    So that’s a lot, I think so too – but we are doing OK and only live on 46% of our income.

    Post # 108
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    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We try to eat mostly healthy, as much fruits and veggies as possible!   We end up spending over $500 a month on groceries easily!  Though my sister just bought a house and is planting a garden in the spring and she told me I could plants some stuff too!! So that will help some!

    Post # 109
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    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    100-200 if that! we buy bulk and try to freeze our meat but we dont eat much meat. We dont drink any soda mostly water and juice and of course our usual wine.

    Post # 110
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    2402 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I go grocery shopping once a week and its very rare that I will spend less than $100-$120 a week. This includes any paper products we need, as well. I would say we spend about $450 a month on average, but I buy a lot of fresh produce and I cook at home most nights. When we first moved in together, I only spent around 60-80 a week for the two of us, but I wasn’t cooking a lot back then.

    I also don’t buy soda, candy, or junk food, so it’s not like I’m spending a lot of on crap. Grocery shopping is expensive. 🙁

    I guess it depends where you live, too.

    Post # 111
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In Australia we spent at least $1000 per month for the 2 of us plus 3 cats. In the UK it is about 600 pounds per month without the cats.  We only eat freshly made meals, no frozen/ready meals or takeaway/dining out. Grocery prices in Australia and England are crazy expensive.

    Post # 112
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Soon2bBB:  our grocery budget is $500. That doesn’t include dining out (which we don’t do too often, maybe once or twice a month)

    We eat a lot of organic and free range, but my partner gets a discount from working at Whole Foods. It still adds up though!

    vancouver is an expensive city…

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