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Old 08-09-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Americans Spend $151 a Week on Food; the High-Income, $180
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans report spending $151 on food per week on average. One in 10 Americans say they spend $300 or more per week and, at the other extreme, 8% spend less than $50.
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I spend ~$350 a month on regular food. Like around $240-$250 on "American food" and~100 bucks a month on "Food from the Japanese and Korean store."
2 adults and 2 kids, 11 and 15. Oh, and I eat fast food about once a month - 2 chicken sandwiches and a diet Coke from Mickey D's, thats like almost 4 bucks, big spender, that's me. Wife and kids might eat fast food couple of times or so. So I guess thats what, 50 bucks or so a month on fast food.... maybe. Then there's family eating out night, where a decent sushi or family style dinner can run 50-60 bucks, easy. So I'm thinking somehere around $450 bucks a month or so.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Everything is expensive in Hawaii, so food and drinks are not an exception. We're a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids), and we spend about $250 a week including take out food. We eat about equal amounts of Asian (Japanese, Korean, Thai, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese) and American food with some Hawaiian food sprinkled in. We don't eat much food from fast food chains, but we do order take out at small eateries about a couple of times a week.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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Hmmm.....I spend around $200 a week for just two of us I would guess. Of course my husband has to be gluten-free, and THAT'S expensive, plus I buy my wine and beer at the grocery so that's included. We very rarely eat out, so that's immaterial in the comparison.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: BNA -> HSV
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Under $100/month for 2...but my wife loves rebates and coupons.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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If I eat healthy, it's $90/week for just me. If I live off pasta and not so healthy stuff, I can spend as little as $30/week.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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This thread is just begging for jtur88 to roll in... $16 per month!
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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For two of us, about $100 per week. Less in the summer due to fresh homegrown vegetables.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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This thread is just begging for jtur88 to roll in... $16 per month!
WOW! There was once a time, when I was out of work, where I literally had beans and rice, hot dogs or eggs for every meal for a few weeks, and a vegetable every once in a while.

This is a good site to explore if you're into saving money.
$45 Emergency Menu for 4 to 6 | Hillbilly Housewife
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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Heh not me, jtur88. He's a citydata legend as far as food consumption frugality.

I think we're around $400/month for two of us. Wait, does beer count as food?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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If it doesn't, I have to change my post above!!
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