Post # 1
I’m totally new at this!
been married for 27 days & i’m trying to figure out what would be a good budget for groceries each month.
DH & I are trying to save up & want to be smart about grocery shopping.
Thanks ladies! I really appreciate it!
Post # 3
At least $400, I would say. That is about what it takes to eat healthy… I don’t actually budget groceries though, (because I think that what we eat= health= number 1) I just spend what we have left over when I can, and it ends up taking about that amount.
ETA: I am super budget shopper to a certain extent. I eat all organic and local, but I am very creative and cook a lot and we never eat out and always bring lunches. DH makes amazing soups and I bake bread and bagels. Now I’m hungry! 🙂
Post # 4
Around $350-$400…this is in New York City, we eat healthy and bring lunch to work almost every day. I’m a super-smart shopper though….got that from my mom!
Post # 5
I agree, close to $400. Wouldn’t life be way easier if those 50 cent boxes of mac and cheese were healthy?
Post # 6
Goodness Australia is so expensive, I spent $200 a week on groceries ($800/ month) and we both buy our lunch each day 🙁 But we do eat really healthy with lots of god quality lean meats and fruit and vegies.
Post # 7
I would say it really depends on where you live. My Fiance and I spend about $400-500 per month, but we eat very healthy (organic fruits and veggies).
Post # 8
@cubaneli: I try to eat healthy, maybe $450 for two.
Post # 9
We spend about $300-$400 a month. We only eat out a lot when we don’t have groceries in the house. After doing a big grocery shop we take lunches every day and I find it saves SO MUCH money.
Post # 10
i spend about 95 bucks a week on feeding both of us, but I eat super healthy and he eats like shit…and junk is cheaper 🙂 so i’d say about 375, 400
Post # 11
wow, i’m showing these numbers to DH & he thinks its too high!
I’m wondering if Fl is cheeper??? Because I noticed most of you ladies are from up-north somewhere
Keep it coming!!
i’m calculating right now! 🙂
Post # 12
@cubaneli: I’ve gone grocery shopping in NJ and FL and Florida really isn’t that much cheaper. If you’re buying organic and fresh spending $400 sounds about right.
Post # 13
$350-$400 dollars for us. Oh and let me add that this bill includes things like dish soap, cleaning products, garbage bags, deodorant, sandwich bags, shampoo, ect.
Post # 14
About $300-400, depending on where I shop and what I buy. But, it really depends on what you typically eat and where you live.
Post # 16
250-350 a month. I try, but usually fail to take lunch everyday, so lunches usually add another 100 or so between the two of us. We practically never eat out for dinner.