- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
When I was super super poor I used to feed me and my ex on $300 per month. That’s $10/day for two poeple and all meals (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner). We ate out once a month and everything else was from scratch. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen however.
Now, my Fiance and I spend $777 on average per month on food. 28% of that is eating out (mostly Fiance for lunch). I keep track of all this on a spreadsheet. That seems like a lot but I don’t eat the cheaper foods (ramen, noodles, potatoes, pasta) anymore since I do mostly Paleo food. Refined carbs are just really cheap!
I used to do a price sheet. I listed all the items I regularly buy and the price that I normally get them, then a price per ounce/unit/etc. When an item goes on sale I mark the lowest price I can get that item. Then when I see that item in other stores or in a loss leader ad, I can refer to my sheet to see if it’s the best deal I can get or not.