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Old Today, 08:28 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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We spent $325 at the grocery stores in July for the two of us. This has been an eye opener for me as to how little we spend compared to others.
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Old Today, 08:53 AM
 
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No booze here. No eating out either. Grocery store FOOD items only: Hovers right at $200.00 per month. Single person
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Old Today, 08:55 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Just looked my Average Grocery for the last 12 months was about $80/week.

This include Snacks for my 6yo nephew who I watch after school most days, and My Adult Son who was living here for around 6 months.

So Me + The Stuff Above.... $80/week.

Grocery include all the Stuff you normally buy there. Some Personal Care items, PaperGood, Cleaning Goods etc.
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Old Today, 09:03 AM
 
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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!
I live alone but I know what the BF spends. I spend about $150 - $200 a month at the grocery store...but some of that is at his house. He might spend another 100 a month. No alcohol.
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Old Today, 09:25 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We spend 100-120 at Costco twice a month, though some of that is not food, but things like toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent. Then maybe another hundred at various other stores such as Safeway and Trader Joe's to pick up a few things during the month. Probably not more than $400/month for the two of us. Having a Foodsaver and a big freezer helps. For example Costco had a great price on a large package of Dover Sole, I vacuum packed it into portions for 6 dinners, at just about $3/dinner for two.
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Old Today, 09:33 AM
 
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i am one person and my grocery expenses are $22 a week or $95 a month.
no alcohol. no eating out. when family visits and i treat them to eat out that comes from a different fund.

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Old Today, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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No booze here. No eating out either. Grocery store FOOD items only: Hovers right at $200.00 per month. Single person
I'm pretty much the same, however, I will have a fast-food meal every few weeks. An Egg McMuffin when I'm headed out on a road trip or maybe a Taco Bell $5.00 meal special, (and with the veteran's discount they give me, just over $4.50 including tax). Don't do this often because I'm watching my weight.

"Fancy" meals out with someone else fall into the entertainment budget, not the food budget.
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Old Today, 10:48 AM
 
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About $500/mo for a single person. Includes alcohol and household stuff like toilet paper, cleaners etc. way too much. I buy a lot of prepared foods, and hardly ever eat out any more, so I guess that’s my excuse.....
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Old Today, 10:51 AM
 
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Two people...groceries, dog food, household cleaning supplies = tad over 1K month.
Wow....You must really be from The Outer Limits.
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Old Today, 10:55 AM
 
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My son is grown so now it's just me and my cat. I'm doing Intermittent Fasting, so I only eat once a day. Regarding eating out, it's always with family or on a date, so I don't pay. Food is around $300/month and non-food (cleaning & paper products, cat food and the like) is around $100.

No meat, eggs or dairy (vegan). No alcohol in the house as it makes me sick.

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