How much do you spend on food?

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AmeChops
AmeChops Posts: 744 Member
Hello! I'm interested in how much you guys spend (roughly) per week or month on food and how many people you're feeding. I was trying to work out how much I spend and I have NO idea!

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  • TheVimFuego
    TheVimFuego Posts: 2,412 Member
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    2 adults, 1 kid and a dog ... The grocery shop averages about AU$140 weekly.

    We eat well, it could be trimmed back but hey ...
  • Circapaleo
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    I spend about $450 a month to feed my husband and me. We buy organic, grass-feed meat, eggs, and veggies from farmers and most of the rest of our food is organic from Whole Foods, mail order, or a buying club. So mine's a bit higher than most.
  • Marll
    Marll Posts: 904 Member
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    I'd say probably $600+

    I don't skimp when it comes to quality meat and other ingredients though, and I live in WA state where the cost of living is pretty steep.
  • ixchel78
    ixchel78 Posts: 57 Member
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    I plan my menus 2 weeks at a time, and shop primarily at 1 grocery store and follow the specials on meats, etc on sale to help plan my menus.

    With planning, I keep our food budget to around $300 for 2 adults. I'm pretty frugal and make a lot of crock pot type meats that I can freeze and have ready for quick dinners, I'll spend the extra time to break up large packs of "family size" (and lower cost) packs of meat too. We can't afford Whole Paycheck, (some people call it Whole Foods) lol. I live in WA state too and it -is- pretty expensive here!

    I also do a monthly trip to Trader Joe's to get coconut oil and a few specialty things (Kona coffee splurge!) so I suppose at the end of the month we spend around $350.
  • AmeChops
    AmeChops Posts: 744 Member
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    Thanks for the replies! I'm sure I must spend around £300 per month on 2 adults and 1 child (only with us 3/4 of the time though). Really need to be careful over the next couple of months - might try out planning for the week ahead and doing a weekly shop instead of monthly bill buy
  • Marll
    Marll Posts: 904 Member
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    Yeah I've been trying to plan out meals a few weeks in advance and go shopping every 2 weeks. I'll probably start ordering a produce box from a local farm as well as they deliver weekly and it should cut down on waste (seems like a lot of produce goes bad before I can use it).
  • LowcarbNY
    LowcarbNY Posts: 546 Member
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    Over the last year we averaged $1082/month US for Myself, wife and two teens (one boy one girl).
    Our grocery budget includes everything we buy at the grocery store, so cleaning supplies, laundry soap, toilet paper, tooth paste ... as well as food. If it is on sale and she has a coupon for it, my wife buys it. :laugh:
    It also includes all the Low Carb stuff I buy mail order from Netrition and any supplements.
  • Vnm77
    Vnm77 Posts: 32 Member
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    I spend roughly $250-300/mo on myself...and this includes household supplies and I eat mostly organic/grass fed. I think I actually spend less going low carb than before... no rice, bread, sugar-laden fruit, jellies, chocolate, cereal ect...
  • lynz4589
    lynz4589 Posts: 389 Member
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    around £250 per month for two of us. All organic meat / veg etc