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Old 12-01-2015, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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Its about $200 a month per person.
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:21 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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I spend $100 a week for two adults which includes non food items like paper towels, soap, etc. I work and my husband is retired so he does all of the weekday cooking which we meal plan every Saturday prior to me going grocery shopping. Sunday I usually make a big meal such as pot roast or lasagna which becomes Monday's left over dinner and if more food is still left over it gets frozen. I also use a list when I grocery shop, and $20 weekly is reserved for things that I see that we may want to try that is not on the list. Every two months or so we make a visit to Sam's Club to replenish meats and buy bulk items such as coffee and cat food. I bring my lunch to work every day, and we when we go out to eat which is about once a month maybe twice it is usually for breakfast or for Chinese or Mexican food which is not very expensive. My daily splurge which I will not give up is my DD medium coffee which I savor every sip on my ride home from work
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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sadly my wife does not understand the word "budget". Today she spent $200.00 for a family of 3. She then promised we won't go out to eat this week.


Well see...
My husband never understood the food budget. He'd buy a couple of dry aged steaks and a $45 bottle of wine and call it good.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We spend 700 to 800 per month for a family of five.
I know we could do better.
This is us, too.
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Old 12-18-2015, 03:53 AM
 
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I spend no more than $400 a month for a family of 3. We often have extra people and this includes paper products and alcohol.

I coupon.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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$150 per person, sometimes more.
I use coupons and sales but I have a teen son and its hard...
He is thin, but eats a lot.
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Old 12-25-2015, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
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I spend $100 a week for two adults which includes non food items like paper towels, soap, etc. I work and my husband is retired so he does all of the weekday cooking which we meal plan every Saturday prior to me going grocery shopping. Sunday I usually make a big meal such as pot roast or lasagna which becomes Monday's left over dinner and if more food is still left over it gets frozen. I also use a list when I grocery shop, and $20 weekly is reserved for things that I see that we may want to try that is not on the list. Every two months or so we make a visit to Sam's Club to replenish meats and buy bulk items such as coffee and cat food. I bring my lunch to work every day, and we when we go out to eat which is about once a month maybe twice it is usually for breakfast or for Chinese or Mexican food which is not very expensive. My daily splurge which I will not give up is my DD medium coffee which I savor every sip on my ride home from work
The first thing I thought of when I read $100.00/month for food was this only edibles? Or paper products, dish/laundry/bath soap, razors, etc?

Wifey and I do it all for $350.00 a month and we are still working on perfecting that number downward.

TU
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:10 AM
 
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I tend to spend about $10 a week buying food that I prepare at home, and about the equivalent eating out.

(I also live in western Africa, so produce here is obviously super-cheap since every plant and animal is "grown" and sold within five miles of the field)
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Wife and I probably spend $1000/mo for two when in USA. When I was in Peru, about half that.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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$300 a month for just myself. That includes toiletries and paper products. Food is the one area in my life where I'm not frugal. I have a little bit of a food addiction, and I try to eat healthy.
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