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Old 01-22-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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I was doing about $40/week but was growing a lot of my vegetables in a garden.
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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According my Mint.com records, I've been averaging $183 per month for the past five years. This includes groceries and eating out, coffee shops, etc. It does not include paper towels, cleaning, or pet supplies. I am actually surprised it is so low, but I am a small person and only require apprx. 1900 calories per day to maintain my weight, so that isn't a whole lot of food. I eat veggies, fruits, cook at home a lot and eat out a few meals per month. Everything in moderation.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:42 PM
 
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I thought my $100 a month budget for groceries was overdoing it.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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I thought my $100 a month budget for groceries was overdoing it.
What is your menu like for $25 a week? Just curious because that seems very low.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:32 PM
 
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What is your menu like for $25 a week? Just curious because that seems very low.
My monthly staples: pasta, pasta sauces, rice, eggs, ramen noodles, cabbage, onion, potatoes (soup ingredients, plus they last for a while without spoiling), tortilla chips, store-prepared salsa, water at the refill station, canned tuna, a couple of apples, baby carrots, and generic brand Greek yogurt. I also try to add at least one vegetable that perishes quickly.
When supplies are low, I buy beef/chicken/pork for the freezer, bulk sweets (a bag of candy bars or trail mix), cooking oil, seasonings, mayonnaise, tea and coffee.
Then every 3-4 months I buy toiletries and cleaning/laundry supplies that are running out.

I usually shop at Winco where the prices are lower, in exchange for bagging your own groceries.

I thought $100/mo at the grocery store was over-budget for a single person. But it isn't a strict budget, and I'm buying what I like.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:24 PM
 
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My monthly staples: pasta, pasta sauces, rice, eggs, ramen noodles, cabbage, onion, potatoes (soup ingredients, plus they last for a while without spoiling), tortilla chips, store-prepared salsa, water at the refill station, canned tuna, a couple of apples, baby carrots, and generic brand Greek yogurt. I also try to add at least one vegetable that perishes quickly.
When supplies are low, I buy beef/chicken/pork for the freezer, bulk sweets (a bag of candy bars or trail mix), cooking oil, seasonings, mayonnaise, tea and coffee.
Then every 3-4 months I buy toiletries and cleaning/laundry supplies that are running out.

I usually shop at Winco where the prices are lower, in exchange for bagging your own groceries.

I thought $100/mo at the grocery store was over-budget for a single person. But it isn't a strict budget, and I'm buying what I like.
Sounds like you are buying a good variety of food and getting a balanced diet. I wish we had a winco near me.
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:51 PM
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According my Mint.com records, I've been averaging $183 per month for the past five years. This includes groceries and eating out, coffee shops, etc. It does not include paper towels, cleaning, or pet supplies. I am actually surprised it is so low, but I am a small person and only require apprx. 1900 calories per day to maintain my weight, so that isn't a whole lot of food. I eat veggies, fruits, cook at home a lot and eat out a few meals per month. Everything in moderation.
That's great. I am working on it.
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Old 01-23-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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I don't think we can always compare our costs with each other directly. How much we eat per day definitely comes into play. (And other factors like cost of food in the area we live, etc).

Using this calorie calculator, I pretended I was a 6'2", 200lb, 30yo male who worked out every day.

I am NOT..... but if that were the case, I would need about 4,300 calories per day to maintain my weight. So that would require a lot more food every month than a smaller person.
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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I try to spend between $75-$150 on groceries and eating out per week. Single male here.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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For us it's around 50 per person per week at the store. I budget about $500 a month. That includes all non-food items bought at the store like paper towels or cosmetics/toiletries

We're on the west coast where everything's more expensive. It would be 10-35% less in a cheaper locale.
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