zdyb23456 wrote: »
I budget $500 a month that includes everything - food, toiletries, vitamins, paper products, cleaning products, batteries, printer ink/paper, Sams club membership fee, basically anything that is purchased at the grocery store or Sam's club.
Eating out is separate and we only eat out or get takeaway a few times a month.
I just checked my budget for last year and we averaged $460 a month. To be fair my husband travels a lot for work so it's just me and 3 kids under 8.
KelseyRL wrote: »
I was wondering how much people generally spend on groceries. I manage the money in our house and I feel like my husband and I spend a huge amount on food. We've kind of attempted to reduce it in the past, but we never tried too hard and have never been successful.
I read the average in Alberta (the province I live in) is $240 per person per month. My husband and I spend at least double that every month and it's usually just the 2 of us. This doesn't include eating out or purchases at the liquor store.
So, what do you spend on groceries on average and if you spend less, how?! I'm looking for any tips to reduce our monthly grocery budget (but I am going to say that I'm not a couponer).
Thanks for the replies!
nutmegoreo wrote: »
I've been looking for ways to reduce my grocery budget. I'm not sure how much I was spending, because I just bought what I wanted, when I wanted it. I want to do an aggressive debt repayment plan over the coming year (until Dec2018) to see how much I can get paid down. So looking at the grocery budget has been a big part of that.
I have actually been buying stuff on sale (looking at fliers for various stores and picking what I'll likely eat or won't go bad) and then deciding my meals. I know it's the exact opposite of what people say (to plan then buy), but it seems to be working. I do tend to cook on the fly, based on what I feel like cooking/eating. This allows me more flexibility in that way. I also batch cook and freeze single serving sizes that are all premeasured. It's a great way to have variability without having to cook much during the week.
ETA: I'm aiming for about $100/month (it's just me), but usually end up around $200. It's a fun challenge.
KaroshiQueen wrote: »
Family of 5 in Dallas TX: we spend about $1600/mo, not including eating out at restaurants or pizza delivery. Our grocery budget is high but we use "Hello Fresh", they deliver half the week's groceries w/ recipes right to my door. It's expensive but we are eating a lot healthier than we used to. We recently eliminated meat from our diet so I expect our grocery bill to go down in the future.
RuNaRoUnDaFiEld wrote: »
Uk and spend £240 a month for 3 adults.
Eat seasonal fruit and veg and what ever is on Aldi super 6. Make my own yoghurt by the kg.
Cook beans/chick peas in bulk from scratch then freeze. Buy whole chickens, remove the skin and dice the whole thing up. Freeze in 100g servings.
Buy large joints of gammon etc that are cheaper per kg and cook and freeze in 100g servings.
Bulk everything out with veg.
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