Post # 1
Fi and I plan on trying to budget our finances better and one thing we’d like to look into is putting a budget on our groceries… we dont ever keep track of food and how much of our money goes to it so i think its time we start.
What do you other bees spend on your groceries each month? What determines your grocery budget… organic…. No name…. etc?
Post # 3
Sadly we spend waaaay too much – our “small” shop this week came to $160 🙁 and I will have to prob still pick up some odds and ends before our next shop 🙁
We’ve had weeks (yes weeks) where our shop comes in at around $250 – and no we don’t buy luxury items ever and it is only the 2 of us… Cost of living is sooooo high…
Post # 4
@ShellVee: wtf! what state do you live in?! lol. we usually spend 100 a week up to 130-50 if we are picking up odds&ends. i agree though, cost of living is high :/
Post # 5
@brttnyhrrll: I am in Australia… Everything is expensive here (I found that out on a petrol price thread a while ago too, we pay between $1.45-1.70 a litre for petrol too). Granted I *think* our pay rates are higher but I am not sure if it counteracts the prices we pay really.
Post # 6
haha I am probably going to be the only one who says we spend over 1k on groceries a month and this doesn’t include eating out. Granted Fiance and I both have children from previous marriages so we have a total household of 7. Probably not the budget you were interested in but just felt the need to share as I was thinking about this very subject today.
However, when I was just a family of two our grocery bill was always less than 300.00 per month.
Post # 7
If it’s just me and I semi-plan for the week, I can get by at under $50/wk or $200/month. But for a single female, I eat a LOT due to my metabolism. However, put Mr.ND in the mix (and the fact that he only seems to shop when hungry *grumble* we’re likely to spend more like $350-400/month. I plan to work my sneaky meal-planning magic on him, though. Or just start “doing him a favor” by grabbing groceries after work 🙂
Post # 8
We spend about $160 a week on groceries at Trader Joes mostly (sometimes a little less). We buy everything organic that we can (especially fruits, vegetables and chicken). When my husband and I started combining our finances I was shocked by our grocery bills (he eats a lot more than I do!)
Post # 9
We are a family of 4 but spend about 200 a week sometimes a bit more. I know it could be worse…
Post # 10
We usually stay under 300 but we kind of scum it with pasta and noodles. We have other expenses so we have to cut back on food.
Post # 11
We average around $400-$500 a month. Things aren’t really expensive here but we spend a little more than the norm because we purchase A LOT of fresh, organic fruits and veggies along with seafood(salmon, tilapia, etc.) and free range chicken. We make a huge effort to stay away from the “cheap, easy” stuff because more often than not it’s not healthy. Unfortunately(and fortunately) the healthy stuff is more expensive and doesn’t have a long shelf life.
I usually plan out our meals for the following week on Sunday morning then make a trip to the store Sunday afternoon. It helps us conserve some money because fruits and veggies don’t spoil before we get the chance to eat them.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2011 - St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point
@ShellVee: Ours is too expensive too! We end up spending around $500 a month but we go out quite a bit! Australia is so expensive!
Post # 13
We spent nearly 500 this month on groceries, and I shop mostly at Trader Joes, where the prices are much lower than the regular markets. It’s expensive to eat!
Post # 14
We spend about 400$-500$ on groceries every month. I buy lots of fresh produce from the market (which is cheaper but I end up buying more than if I bought at the grocery store), I buy our meat mosly at a butcher (which is pricey) and all the rest at the grocery store (regular brands). However, I also get our laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. at the grocery store so that adds up quick!
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
We spend about $150-$200 a month for the two of us (: We shop at a cheaper grocery store and get things like meat when it’s on sale and freeze it. We get organic when possible and always free range, grain-fed, chicken. We get our eggs from a local free range farmer too, to save money.
Post # 16
Fiance and I spend about $400-$500/month on groceries. We average about $100/week on regular groceries but we spend more when we buy meat and seafood. We don’t buy meat and seafood every week though. We try to keep the freezer stocked and buy as needed.