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Those who live alone, how much do you spend on groceries per week?


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When I was working, I probably spent about $100-$150 a week for myself on food (eating out), gas, groceries, pet stuff (including some of Jasper's (best friend's dog) treats), etc. But then I was spending money way too frivolously.

 

Now since I don't work, I stay home more so I probably spend about $60 on food a week (I do eat out 1-2 times on the weekend though). Not sure since I don't track my spending all the time.

 

I am trying to make it where I go for 1-2 days without spending money (but that is very hard).

 

Budgeting is NOT my forte.

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When I was working, I probably spent about $100-$150 a week for myself on food (eating out), gas, groceries, pet stuff (including some of Jasper's (best friend's dog) treats), etc. But then I was spending money way too frivolously.

 

Now since I don't work, I stay home more so I probably spend about $60 on food a week (I do eat out 1-2 times on the weekend though).

 

I am trying to make it where I go for 1-2 days without spending money (but that is very hard).

 

Budgeting is NOT my forte.

I don't think $100-$150 is too bad since you were including gas and all. Mine would be about $100 if I include gas.

Yeah....hard to resist those pet goodies, lol! We like to spoil our babies!

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About 25/week. No pets yet, and am extremely efficient with all needed supplies. I shop in bulk with big box discounts Sams Club and Costco. If you are into doing your numbers, big box (commercial) is the way to go.

Note: big box does not mean Walmart - Walmart prices are most often equal, if not higher than the typical grocery store like frys, albertsons, etc. Forgot all them if you can and shop in bulk.

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Haha, now you know why I was so impressed with $60 "per month" as I took it. I thought you must have had some crazy trick for budgeting or perhaps lived somewhere the cost of living was insanely low! lol

Lol! Yeah, I mean, I like Ramen noodles, but I wouldn't want them 7 nights a week....

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I mean all groceries - cleaning supplies, pet food, everything. I'm re-doing my budget and was just curious. I spend about $60, but that includes my big fat cat's food and litter, etc (he poops a lot, lol!) - plus I hardly EVER eat out.

 

about 30 dollars----i get free lunch at work and i eat out 3x a week including a regular breakfast on saturday morning at the local diner

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about 30 dollars----i get free lunch at work and i eat out 3x a week including a regular breakfast on saturday morning at the local diner

That's not bad at all! Actually, I get free lunch at work, too, but it's yucky. They used to have really good lunches but they are making cut-backs and serving food I cannot identify.

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Lol! Yeah, I mean, I like Ramen noodles, but I wouldn't want them 7 nights a week....

 

hehe for a while in college I pretty much did that. I got good at spices though! Like dump anything red in the noodles to make them bam! I still love the Kimchi and noodle bowls. Yummy! And sooo cheap. I think I spend about the same as you a week. No pet for me, but I buy good beer.

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