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Old Yesterday, 08:12 PM
 
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About $1500/mo for 2.
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Old Yesterday, 08:12 PM
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Location: Central Florida
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An average of about $650/month for 2 adults. I vary my shopping locations as I know what items I can get cheapest. Lots Of produce and prepared frozen stuff. Also, no meat, which is why it’s probably cheaper. Tempeh and beans is way cheaper than a pound of ground beef.
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Old Yesterday, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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We are 2 people and 2 large dogs. We don't buy much booze at all, and rarely eat out (I like to cook). We buy almost no prepared foods.
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Old Yesterday, 08:13 PM
 
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To clarify, I am talking about food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc. We are also budgeting $400 per month for eating out. Also, if posters could clarify how many people are in their household it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
OK - you made it sound like only food.
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 PM
 
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We are two adults. Eight dogs. Who knows how many cats

So who knows how much we spend a month on all that nonsense

2K would be reasonable.
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Old Yesterday, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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If you can grow anything at all yourself, I would encourage you. The stuff in the grocery stores tastes like cardboard by comparison.
So much truth to this. Many years ago, I spent a week in San Diego and couldn't believe the fabulous taste of the salads and fruit in the restaurants there as opposed to the produce I bought here in WI. When I returned home, I was soooo frustrated with our tasteless produce. I will say the organic produce bought today at my local coop has far superior flavor and shelf-life than produce bought at other stores. I never buy nonorganic produce anymore. I really can taste the difference.
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM
 
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So much truth to this. Many years ago, I spent a week in San Diego and couldn't believe the fabulous taste of the salads and fruit in the restaurants there as opposed to the produce I bought here in WI. When I returned home I was soooo frustrated with our tasteless produce. I will say the organic produce bought today at my local coop has far superior flavor and shelf-life than produce bought at other stores. I never buy nonorganic produce anymore. I really can taste the difference.
I used to grow all sorts of things.

I would also can and dehydrate. This year i only grew tomatoes. I will tolerate store tomatoes, but homegrown is one thing i can not live without. The flavor - OMG

Hopefully i will snap back into doing more gardening. Homegrown lettuce, corn, okra, cucumbers, peppers,
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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
 
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For a retired couple, how much do you spend on food and alcohol each month, excluding eating out? We are struggling to stay within $700 per month, which seems like a lot, although we often host friends and family. Just curious what others are spending. Thanks!
Do you buy anything at places like Costco or Sams?

Since i have a lot of dogs, we get our wee-wee pads at Sams

They are house broken but you can't be too careful. A box of 120 pads is about 15 dollars. Those last a long time.

You could also buy paper towels and TP there. We go through a lot of paper towels, so it is cheaper for us to get them at SAMS. No costco close to us.

I mop daily because of the dogs. Used to buy american products. Now we get the huge bottle of Fabuloso. Also a 3pack container of bleach. Need lots of bleach if you have pets.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I would also can and dehydrate. This year i only grew tomatoes. I will tolerate store tomatoes, but homegrown is one thing i can not live without. The flavor - OMG
Oh, indeed. The tomatoes. The only place to get them is your own backyard - or, if you're lucky - a good grower at the farmer's market. We have two farmer's markets not far from where I live, but I don't get there often these days. Even at the local organic coop, the tomatoes are third-rate.
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Old Yesterday, 08:40 PM
 
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Oh, indeed. The tomatoes. The only place to get them is your own backyard - or, if you're lucky - a good grower at the farmer's market. We have two farmer's markets not far from where I live, but I don't get there often these days. Even at the local organic coop, the tomatoes are third-rate.
I love to grow different varities of cherry tomatoes. Gold, red, almost purple, yellow. They look beautiful in a salad.
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