(Closed) What do you spend on your Groceries?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you spend on groceries per month?
    Under $300/Month : (35 votes)
    26 %
    Between $300 and $400/Month : (43 votes)
    32 %
    Between $400 and $500/Month : (31 votes)
    23 %
    Between $500 and $600/Month : (12 votes)
    9 %
    Between $600 and $700/Month : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Between $700 and $800/Month : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Between $800 and $900/Month : (0 votes)
    Between $900 and $1000/Month : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Over $1000/Month : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Sadly we spend waaaay too much – our “small” shop this week came to $160 ๐Ÿ™ and I will have to prob still pick up some odds and ends before our next shop ๐Ÿ™ 

    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
    286 posts
    Helper bee

    @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
    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @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
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We are a family of 4 but spend about 200 a week sometimes a bit more. I know it could be worse…

    Post # 10
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • 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
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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
    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada โ™ฅ 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
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    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.

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