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Old 10-14-2011, 12:55 AM
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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I spend about $250-300 a month for usually two people. We usually have someone come over to stay and dine with us for a day or two during the weekend. If I were living by myself I could go lower (probably under a $100 as I prefer to eat vegetarian) but I got to feed guys who insist on eating meat (like steaks all the time)and particularly one who got some expensive taste and looks down on store brands. I do half of my shopping at my local Asian market and the other half at regular market which I watch sales for.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:23 AM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Now (Harvest) is the time to save on produce and plan for the winter.

I am getting apples, pears, carrots, cabbage, and melons under $0.25 / #
Broccoli, beans, squash is $0.39 / #

I am splurging on fresh Salmon ($3.00 / # from Indian fisheries nearby)

This month I am going Ice Cream and Treat free (usually spend ~$5/ week on such non-sense, but getting a life insurance physical in Nov. Need to have good looking numbers )

Lots of fruit, and oatmeal 2x / day. That stuff runs less than $2 / day. Oatmeal from local stone grinder is ~ $0.20 / meal. I add raisins and brown sugar bringing total cost of meal to $0.50.
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