(Closed) What is your weekly grocery budget for 2??

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: What is your weekly grocery budget?
    Below $50 : (19 votes)
    9 %
    $50-70 : (53 votes)
    25 %
    $70-90 : (47 votes)
    22 %
    $90-100 : (35 votes)
    16 %
    $100-125 : (49 votes)
    23 %
    We eat out more than 2x per week : (10 votes)
    5 %
    We eat out most of the week : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yup, that sounds like us, although I voted in the $50-$70 range..but I feel like $70-$75 is average weekly grocery spending.  We cook everyday and on the weekends (usually only Sunday) we make more elaborate meals that require buying a lot of ingredients that we do not already have.  Also, we buy a lot of reduced fat/low fat items that are always more pricey.

    I want to add that for work days, we bring food for home for breakfast & lunch.

    Also! My budget is not including toiletries and cleaning  supplies.. we hit up a Costco or BJ’s once every 4 months or so to load up on all those things. Then we end up spending around $400..but it is worth it!

    Post # 4
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It’s probably good to specify whether that figure includes eating out or not.  We eat out more often than I’d like (less than Fiance wants) so if you exclude those costs because they are not “groceries” it can skew your figures.  Or just have the poll asked at people who eat in say at least 5 of 7 nights.

    Post # 5
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    We spend anywhere from $100 -$200 a week. (this includes animal foods, toiletries, wine etc) Not going out to eat though. Which we do at most once a week.

    EDIT 2 people, no kids. Darling Husband eats a lot of meat which adds to the overall cost.

    Post # 6
    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have tow children and mine is 150 to 200 a week! you have to buy all sorts of school snacks


    Post # 7
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Definitely over 100, we spend a disturbing amount of money on food each week/month.

    Post # 9
    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We spend about $100/week…typically shopping two weeks at a time.  Doesn’t include booze or pet food.  This is in NYC, so I think that’s pretty good.

    Post # 10
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Fiance and I sometimes grocery shop together even though we aren’t living together (haha, we’re weird). We usually go every 2 weeks or so and spend a little over $100.. so I voted $50-70. We eat out maybe once a week. I guess I didn’t include pet food but I think that’s only $20 once a month at most so it doesn’t change the amount too much.

    We probably don’t eat super healthy though… he loves his ramen 😛 And I love my mac n cheese. What can I say, we’re college students.

    Post # 12
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Well I go shopping bi-weekly unless I desperately need something from the store. I usually spend 100 dollars for two weeks worth of groceries.

    Post # 13
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We only eat out once on Friday nights, and our grocery bill for 2 people is $130/week.

    I work from home so I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner at home every day. Darling Husband brings lunch to work daily as well.

    Post # 14
    748 posts
    Busy bee

    We also spend around $70-$90. We buy a lot of stuff in bulk from BJs and only cook once a week. We make one or two big meals that we alternate throughout the week. I also insist on buying organic milk and eggs, and we go to a local farm and buy in-season groceries or pick-your-own. Sometimes we’ll stock up on some meat or grocery item that is on sale at the grocery store (sales at the grocery store are cheaper than wholesale prices) and just keep it in the freezer. Just get creative and you can make it! We also eat very healthy and it works out, even though sometimes it’s hard. We’ll eat out once every two weeks or so, maybe less.

    Oh, and we live in PA and often go to DE on business or to his parents and buy stuff from there – no sales tax!

    Post # 15
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    $100+, but I try to stay frugale as much as possible.

    Post # 16
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    @MCC919: on a weekly basis I would say we probably spend $130ish on food alone.

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