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Old 01-13-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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$50 sounds really cheap to me, good job


I spend $75-$100 a week but rarely eat out. Coffee is a big part of that expense.


I wish I could live on fried rice everyday but just can't. (For instance, I'd eat just yogurt for breakfast if I could, but find I want raw nuts in it and fruit, and so on...adds to the bill)
I agree. I just bought mixed nuts last week for 6.99 and that was 12 ounces. They are expensive. And if I want the healthier, raw ones, they only come in individual bags, so I have to buy three or four different bags to make mixed nuts. If I want chopped dates, there's another few bucks.

I rarely spend $50, because I stock up on sale items. Then again, it might average out, because if I don't feel like it, I don't shop at all.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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I showed my friend my weekly budget for groceries and she was surprised that i spent that much money on groceries by myself. Is 50 dollars a week for groceries for a single person that astronomically high?
I would say that is reasonable, but on the high side. Not knowing where you live and other factors, makes it a little hard to say.

Generally speaking, a person can live on about half that.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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I would say that is reasonable, but on the high side. Not knowing where you live and other factors, makes it a little hard to say.

Generally speaking, a person can live on about half that.


I live in California!!!
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:36 AM
 
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Saw this today.


Here's how I keep my grocery bill under $30 a week
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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Didn't read all the responses so not sure if I'm repeating anyone.

When one budgets a certain amount as their grocery bill. . . are they considering just food? Or are they including all of the other items we purchase at the store such as HBA (health, beauty aids); cleaning products, paper products, etc?

My weekly budgeted amount includes all of the above.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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During Week One of my cash diet, I managed to keep my grocery bill under $20: $17.50, to be exact. That went towards cereal, pasta, rice, eggs, oranges, bananas, almond milk, granola bars, and Goldfish crackers. To give you an idea of what my meals looked like, here's a typical day:

Breakfast: Cheerios with milk and a banana, plus the free coffee I get from my office
Mid-morning snack: Granola bar or orange
Lunch: Whole wheat pasta dressed up with butter and salt
Dinner: Fried eggs, a side of rice, and a glass of milk
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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yes, pretty sad.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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If you're buying the food you want and can afford, who cares what someone else thinks of how much you spend?


Unless you're expecting your friend to pay for your food or provide other financial support, her opinion is irrelevant, and she has zero input into your decision regarding what to spend on food.


Decide what you want and can afford to eat, then make your selections accordingly. Don't worry about what someone else spends or thinks about what you spend.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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There is nothing wrong with having eggs for dinner, I ate them all the time when i was single, mostly because I love the taste of eggs. Don't turn your nose up to, good quality cheap protein.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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There is nothing wrong with having eggs for dinner, I ate them all the time when i was single, mostly because I love the taste of eggs. Don't turn your nose up to, good quality cheap protein.
The eggs aren't the problem.

The lack of vegetables is.
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