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How much a week do you spend on groceries per person?


How much a week do you speond on groceries per person?  

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  1. 1. How much a week do you speond on groceries per person?

    • Less than 25$
      4
    • 25-50$
      9
    • 50-75$
      21
    • 75-100$
      8


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How much money do you spend on groceries per person for one week?

I'm just trying to see what is a reasonable budget. I know that it will vary a lot depending on your location, but just a nice ballpark figure is nice.

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Most people probably spend more... since people eat out so much. I stopped eating out so much here in the last month, and started eating healthier. I'm sure I went from spending about $120+ a week on food to about $50-$80 and it's so much better for me. Working on buying healthier meals and snacks(fruits/vegetables/cereal) and packing lunches instead of eating out will help a lot as long as you see it in your budget...

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Yeah I'm around that range (50-75$) too if I don't include the other family members. =)

We just cut back this week and I'm thinking I'll struggle hard.

 

At one point I was spending about $115/week on just ME, which was WAY TOO MUCH. Today, the low end is $60 and the high end $80.

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Yeah I used to spend 200$ per week on groceries for two people and we weren't eating out at all with that.

Usually we go around 100-120$ per week on groceries and have our extra 1 meal out a week each. It's reasonable, and by the last day of the week i'm a bit struggling for food ideas.

This week we spent 55$ for the both of us, although we still have our 1 day out extra each. I applaud those who can do it because it's not easy!

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$50 a week for myself and my 3 year old son. Sometimes a bit more, usually a bit less. That's fruit and vegetables, grains, legumes, cheese and yoghurt. We are vegetarian and I don't buy junk food.

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Mousty, do you have a grocery store that has weekly BOGO specials? Do you get a Sunday newspaper with a lot of coupons? I try to match sales with coupons whenever I can. It's saving us a ton of money. I use the dollar coupons at Wal-Mart and the ones up to 50 cents at the grocery store that doubles them. It's a ton of work but well worth it. Last Monday night my husband and I shopped at Wal-Mart and used $31 worth of coupons. The cashier was very impressed. The people in line behind us weren't.

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I seem to spend about $50-60 a week on groceries. That's including drinks, food, snacks, dog treats/food, etc. i live alone and hate cooking, so i eat out a lot also. i spend too much on food.

 

Same here but we eat out a lot. We spend about 100 a week for the two of us but we also eat out.

 

yea it seems we spend way too much money on food and neither of us are big eaters! No wonder the grocery industry is one not as bad off with the current economy LOL

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Mousty, do you have a grocery store that has weekly BOGO specials? Do you get a Sunday newspaper with a lot of coupons? I try to match sales with coupons whenever I can. It's saving us a ton of money. I use the dollar coupons at Wal-Mart and the ones up to 50 cents at the grocery store that doubles them. It's a ton of work but well worth it. Last Monday night my husband and I shopped at Wal-Mart and used $31 worth of coupons. The cashier was very impressed. The people in line behind us weren't.

 

LMAO..you DO have a way with words! LOL

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Alas, coupons are of little to no use to me.... I eat nothing processed, only what I prepare for myself or has pure ingredients without chemicals or "cheater" ingredients like syrups, sugars and salts. Plus on top of that I have an extremely rare dietary sensitivity to one additive that manufacturers and stores put in almost everything. I have to buy almost everything at Whole Foods, save for fruits and veggies.

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like 90% of my money is spent on food seriously, i can never figure out where my money went. usually dunkin donuts, pizza, starbucks, etc...

 

 

and that's not a good thing... I'm actually in a financial class called "Financial Peace University"(google it) that's fun and easy to learn, but hard as it should be to stick to. If you're money is disappearing and you don't have control over it... that will be a huge issue in your future. Try for the next 2 weeks at least to save receipts, or use only a debit card to buy food and then review your statement(online) and see how much you're spending on food... eating out becomes an expensive habit that will bite most people in the butt if they don't pay attention to how much they're spending.

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We caused quite a scene, JS. The man right behind us threw all his items in the floor and walked away. Loved it!

 

I remember when that would have embarrassed me. It's great being old.

 

AHH its not old, just comfortable and secure enough to realize it is your turn in line and you are not breaking any rules! LOL

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Alas, coupons are of little to no use to me.... I eat nothing processed, only what I prepare for myself or has pure ingredients without chemicals or "cheater" ingredients like syrups, sugars and salts. Plus on top of that I have an extremely rare dietary sensitivity to one additive that manufacturers and stores put in almost everything. I have to buy almost everything at Whole Foods, save for fruits and veggies.

 

That's rough...$1,000 a month on food. I used to do that not out of necessity but because I chose to. But things surely have changed! :splat:

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That's rough...$1,000 a month on food. I used to do that not out of necessity but because I chose to. But things surely have changed!

 

Yea, i think americans spend way too much money on food! we can get by with FAR LESS than we normally do.

 

Cutting out starbucks alone saves the average person $30 a week or more.

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That's rough...$1,000 a month on food. I used to do that not out of necessity but because I chose to. But things surely have changed!

 

I'm working on cutting it down but I'm not going to risk my health, you know? One plan is to buy a freezer for the garage and start buying meat in bulk (I already buy it in 20 pound increments). Like a whole side of meat from a local ranch.

 

One thing about being single - I waste so much food because I can't eat it all before it spoils. Yet they either don't have smaller sizes available, or the smaller sizes cost more.

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