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Old 04-09-2011, 09:24 PM   #161
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For our family of five (DH, myself, 6yr old son, 4yr old son and 2yr old son) we spend $150 per week on food. This amount includes groceries, toiletries, eating out (which we do not do very often). My husband and I do go on a date night every other week which is budgeted separately than the grocery money even though we typically dine out.

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Old 05-23-2011, 12:35 PM   #162
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About $150 a week for 5-6 people.

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Old 05-23-2011, 12:55 PM   #163
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To tell you honestly, I don't keep track. When it comes to food, I buy whatever I want. If somethings are on sale, I will buy a bunch of it, store it or freeze it. I have developed a well stocked larder which enables me to cook whatever, whenever. I may spend lots one week, and barely anything the next. I also love good/gourmet food, so cost is no concern. We watch what we spend on many other things, like entertainment, I drive old vehicles, buy many things used, l live in an old house. Rarely eat out. I work two jobs, so food expense is one area that I don't worry about.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:35 PM   #164
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all i know is mine is going up each month. this month i really cut my order. as a result i am running out of everything. won't do that again. i don't eat out, don't spend money on movies etc. so to the detriment of my figure food is the thing.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:44 PM   #165
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There are 2 adults & a 12 year old girl. We spend around $100. a week. We eat out around 3 times a week too.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:45 AM   #166
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In the winter, it is about $50/week for 2 adults and 5 dogs (they eat raw). The dogs eat more meat than we do! We mostly buy fruit, cheese, milk, butter, meat. Because of the prolific gardens, we don't buy many veggies in the winter, and none once the gardens start producing. In the summer, we spent maybe $25-40 on groceries and toiletries per week. I have a lot more on gas each week than I do food, and I eat more than I drive (and I probably eat better than I drive <g>).
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #167
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I can say I'm honestly surprised by some of these responses! I have to say location must play into it somehow.

I shop for just myself, if I put together a list I could easily spend about $60, and that's without even buying everything I'd like to!! I've recently started clipping coupons and always checking out the sales. I need to go shopping sometime this week. I'm hoping to spend less than $60, but it probably won't be very promising. I need to get a Sam's Club card.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:18 AM   #168
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Don't think I can compare really, live in Africa and my budget is about P1000 per week, think it might be close to $100. Not sure what the exchange is at the moment.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:54 AM   #169
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Just one adult eater here, plus 2 cats and a dog. I spend around $250 a month. I usually make a list; however, it seems I can't get out of the store for less than $20, even if milk was the only thing on my list. Shopping separately for produce at the organic farmer's stand is expensive, but at the same time I've cut down on buying red meat.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #170
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We generally spend around $500 a month for 4 people. I'm not sure how because we only buy the basics and rarely eat out. I do count diapers, toiletries, etc in our monthly budget as well.

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