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    What's your grocery bill?

    Saw this article and I noticed when I switched to healthier food (more produce) I paid a LOT more for it.

    So what's your bill, how many people does that feed, how many times do you (or others in your family) eat out a week, and where are you?

    Bill: $40-60 per week
    People: Just me but if people come over I can usually feed them.
    Eat out: If I spend closer to the $60 than probably once or twice, otherwise a bit more
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    $120-$148 a week, family of four. We eat out twice a week. We also feed 2 dogs, 2 cats and a 14 head colony of rats.

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    My grocery bill = $80/month. I eat-in say about 3 meals a week.

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    about:
    $250 a week (includes booze)
    2 people (a greedy 240lb monster and a dainty 0.4lb wife)
    take out once a week. eat out once/twice a month
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    500$ a month without supplements. Myself and fiance.

    Yes, it is very expensive for food here hahah

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    Lots of fresh produce, minimum of processed foods. Between $120 - $180/week, depending on how much meat we buy. Family of three, one dog, SF Bay area.

    We eat out occasionally, mebbe 2-3 times a week.
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    I`m not 100% sure because my wife buys the groceries and I take care of all other bills. But listening to her when she comes home from the grocery store I suspect the grocery bill must be around $1,000,000 per month.

    Seriously prolly $400 per month for 2, not counting diners out or beer/wine.

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    50$ish

    Me, technically I eat "out" everyday. I buy those Safeway fiddycent bagels. But probably twice a week maybe.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenng View Post
    I suspect the grocery bill must be around $1,000,000 per month.

    For the groceries, you must give me...

    One Million Dollars

    seriously: eating sushi take out 2-3 times a week ($75/week); grocery bills for one about $100/month : $25-30/week avg. not including the cats.

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    I've found that it actually costs LESS to eat healthy foods than junk. Fast-food and eating out 3x a day can easily result in $20-30 a day in food costs. That amount will buy enough fresh-veggies, fruit rice and fish for a week. If you've got a family to feed, $7 for a 20-lb bag of rice and $6 for beans goes quite a long way. And it's very fat-free and high in fibre, depending upon how you prepare them.

    However, "grocery" is misleading. I would consider it everything that goes into my belly. Of which I spend about $500-600 in food a month and about that much in LIQUOR!!!

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    KFC is expensive, yo.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    I spend about $40/week on fruits and veggies. I do eat a LOT of fruits and veggies though. I typically eat a 'bunch' of greens (spinach, kale, chard etc), along with ~5-6 pieces of fruit. That's just one meal and snacks. Then I have 2 other meals, usually sandwiches or oatmeal or some take out crap.
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    About NZ$50 per week (approx US$35) for groceries for cat and I.
    It buys all the food, cleaners and other stuff I require.

    I then probably spend another NZ$30 per week on junk food, coffee and instant meals when I can't be bothered cooking.
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    $150 to $200 A WEEK for a family of three. both the wife and i brown bag it at work. heck, i bring a morning snack, lunch, and two afternoon snacks to work everyday and have for two years. later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    My grocery bill = $80/month. I eat-in say about 3 meals a week.
    You eat ?


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    And here... $700-$800 month for groceries and incidentals.

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    $400/month for two people and a 70 pound Ridgeback/Boxer mix puppy.
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    $400-$500/ month at the grocery store and another $100-$150 at restaurants for an average month.
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    We were spending $500+ a month for two people (not including eating out).

    Now that I do the shopping, we are down to $200 a month, have more food to show for it, and we eat out twice a month, tops. Granted, part of me doing the shopping is that we plan better together, too, so it isn't JUST the shopping.

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    I spend about 150 a week. Doesnt include eating out once or twice a week.

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    I have no clue - but we raise our own chickens, sheep, and now have started on fish. We have a very large garden, and a cow that gives milk.

    Like I said, no clue.

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    When all my brothers use to live in our house, for 6 family members it was about 400-500 a week. Now its just me and my parents, my mom has her own food she eats, so its about 100 a week. When I go off to college, I think my dad will knock off a few more dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    I have no clue - but we raise our own chickens, sheep, and now have started on fish. We have a very large garden, and a cow that gives milk.

    Like I said, no clue.
    So you really are poor and living on subsistence farming?! I knew it was all just an act!
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    Bill: ~$50 per week
    People: Me, my wife, and our cat
    Eat Out: Once a month.
    Location: Indy

    We try to be cheap. I could easily eat $50 worth of fruit in a week if I bought whatever I wanted. Instead, we usually stick to what's on sale.
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    My weekly bill for a family of 4 is 175-225. I think that is pretty good considering I have 2 teenage boys.
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