(Closed) What is an average monthly grocery bill for 2??

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Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We probably spend about $500/month, or $250 every two weeks. Unlike other bees, we’re (unfortunately) NOT super healthy eaters so I’m sure if we changed our eating habits a little, we wouldn’t spend even that much.

Post # 63
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

$350 – $450/mth

The healthier we eat, the more expensive it gets. (Sadly so!) I still am a very conscious shopper. (I.e. I won’t buy certain fruits, veggies if it’s not their season cuz they do get INSANELY priced!) We are trying to make the switch to organic, one item at a time.

I also do not budget for food. I know we are eating healthy. I don’t want to nitpick that aspect of our lives. In lieu of that, we barely have any furniture. lol! (A bed and a couch.)

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am wondering what grocery lists of you folks spending less than $300/mo look like! My husband and I spend around $75 a week on food, but we eat vegetarian. Neither of us is a master chef or anything, so we mainly eat pasta and soups, stews, sandwiches, etc. But it seems like we should be spending less, since we make our own soups and stews from dried lentils and beans. Although, to be fair, I live in NYC, where things might be a bit more expensive.

Post # 65
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would say around $300. We make our lunches and maybe buy them once a week or so but we are pretty good about bringing our own. We rarely/almost never eat out.

We are midrange when it comes to health. We have more healthy meals per week then not, but sometimes we have a frozen pizza or wings or something when we are lazy/craving pub style food haha.

Post # 66
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would agree with what most people are saying above…$100 a week. Some weeks are probably more, some weeks are probably less. When I do the cooking, we eat pretty healthy…lots of veggies, protein, etc. My Fiance buys chips and cookies and such. We eat the same thing probably three nights a week (during the work week) and then eat different things the other nights (some nights he just wants like chicken nuggets or something!). We haven’t combined our grocery bills yet, but we will. 

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We buy every week and it fluctuates. You buy the things you always eat which are frozen whenever they are on sale. Still, we commonly spent about $100/wk. We shop at a cheap grocery store, too. Just 5 or 6 years ago we would spend closer to $40/wk. Inflation’s been brutal.

Post # 68
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our monthly bill averages about 200-250. I don’t bring junk food into my house unless it is a special occasion. Like xmas, etc. Never buy pop and not a lot of alcohol. And I always get our bathroom stuff on sale. And we don’t eat out, so that saves us money as well. I also only shop every two weeks. I don’t go to the store every week.

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re really careful about sales and buy in bulk/freeze meals. Between the 2.5 of us (I’m prego, haha), it’s about $200 per month for food and toiletries. We don’t buy junk food at all and frequently get store brands. We also meal plan based on weekly ads and make simple foods that don’t require a lot of fancy ingredients or expensive foods (like cheese, exotic things, etc.). Try tracking your spending for a month for each trip to the grocery store and adjust from there!

Post # 70
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You Americans are lucky no way could we eat on 400$ a month organically. We spend more like 800$ a month but we eat a lot with our active lifestyle and try to eat out dinner once a week and lunch once or twice. I am also a celiac so if I want bread it costs me nearly 4 times the price etc. If I cant get farm fresh meat I will only buy when its on sale and stock up. 

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We budget $400 a month and we usually fall within then plus or minus $20 or $30.

Post # 72
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For the two of us we spend probably $200-250 a month.  I shop based on what the grocery advertises as on-sale for the week …. make our weekly food “menus” around sale items – saves me a ton of money.

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

$360 for us, but we have a separate eating out budget.  

Post # 74
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We spend about $400 a month but I’m trying to bring it down by shopping sales and using coupons.

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We spend about $300 a month and that includes all our toietries and cleaning supplies. This includes very minimal meat as Darling Husband is a hunter. Chicken has gotten really expensive though. We eat fairly healthy, but not organic. I try to stock up on items we use when they are on sale, even if it isn’t something we need.

Lately I’ve been trying to look at the weekly fliers to see where the best deals are, but I won’t go to more than one store for my grocery shopping trip. I also try to buy a lot of store brand items.

Our $300 doesn’t include eating out or alcohol as that is separate for us.

Post # 76
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I spend $75 a week on groceries at the local grocery store, I buy a mixture of organic and non organic.  We eat a TON of fruits and veggies, rarely am I shopping in the interior aisles of the grocery store.  

Also, twice a month I buy meat in bulk from a warehouse store, usually $75-100 depending on how fancy I am in what I am making.

That add’s up to $375-400 per month.  I take my lunch to work every day, Darling Husband buys lunch at work every day.  We also usually eat out 2 dinners a week. 

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