View Full Version : How Much Money do you use on your Food?
09-13-2006, 04:32 PM
09-13-2006, 04:35 PM
It varies. Usually when my bf and I go to the store we spend about $40 and we go a few times a week.
09-13-2006, 05:15 PM
My fiance and I together spend $75-100 a week on groceries (so $37.50-50 per person). We also eat out some, but I'm not counting that.
09-13-2006, 05:17 PM
50-80 bucks every 7-10 days
09-13-2006, 05:20 PM
I just spent $33, and I'll definitely need to go again before a week is up. I shop 2 or 3 times a week, and I'm definitely a flyer junkie. I go where the sales are! For just me, it's the high end of the $50-$80 choice.
For example today I got 5lb. grapes, 1lb. dates, red bell pepper, 2 avos, 6 limes, 1 pineapple, 2 cilantro, 2 kinds of sprouts ($2 each I should learn to grow these myself!!!), 2 eggplants. That's it. For $33. :( I hope bananas go on sale soon...
09-13-2006, 06:47 PM
So much it is NOT even funny. Much more in the beginning. I find myself spending less and less. But I just can't help myself when I am at Whole Foods or Central Market. :rolleyes:
09-13-2006, 06:53 PM
I work at Hippocrates Health Institute, so I eat there for free Monday through Friday, but I still manage to spend around thirty or forty dollars on the weekends!
09-13-2006, 09:44 PM
I put down $50- $80 but thats just for me- the raw eatter. I spend another $50 or so on the hubby. And he does eat a portion of my veggies. Cooked though for him.
Before when I was SAD as well I would spend about $120 a week for us two.
09-13-2006, 10:49 PM
It's hard for me to say because I usually buy other stuff, and I don't just shop once a week. And sometimes I buy stuff that lasts more than a week, like nuts or coconut oil or whatever. I just stocked up on nuts, and spent a fortune!
09-14-2006, 05:22 AM
I spend $40-$70 a week at the store, but how much I spend at NFL I don't know. I haven't been buying from them long enough to make an average.
09-14-2006, 08:07 AM
Mostly I spend way more than everyone due to getting food delivered through various sources and getting a lot of prepared foods. When I just stick with going to the stores, it's pretty cheap $40-60. I'm cutting back some on the prepared foods and that should help some.
09-14-2006, 11:09 AM
My costs are between 50 - 80. They are slowly starting to come down thuogh. When I first started I bought everything in site for every recipe. Now I starting to eat simpler and like it much more....
I spend about 30 of it at the farmers market on Fridays and the rest on nuts and stuff at trader joe's, etc....
09-14-2006, 11:26 AM
I have organic gardens, and eat mostly from them during the summer, so my food $ go a long way.
I spend about $10 each month on food during the summer, during the winter it can be higher, so my average was about $100 each month, but that was when my boyfriend was here, eating some cooked too. so not sure what it will be with must me. LOL
haven't done that in a long time, and only once on raw for a few weeks, many years ago in a galaxy far far away.
I did buy a couple of coconuts and some pineapple, but that has been it.
09-14-2006, 02:59 PM
Wow. I want to find where it's cheap, maybe that farmer's market in coconut grove on saturdays...
09-14-2006, 03:01 PM
I usually spend under $50.00 a week for my hubby and I.
09-14-2006, 10:24 PM
WE spend so much!! On me alone, I spend $100-- at least! Probably more like $125!!
My husband gives me a hard time b/c for him and our 3 kids, the cost is $150, then another $125 on my stuff. OMG! Is that insane or what??????? Our grocery bill per month is about $1500 bucks! CRAZY! but yummy.
09-14-2006, 11:29 PM
One thing we have to remember is that food prices vary so much in different parts of the country. When I was living in NYC, I could get some very good deals on some produce like peppers and basil at Family Fruit/Top Tomatoes, or whatever they call it these days. But it wasn't always fresh. Much of what they had wasn't kept refrigerated and they'd continue to sell it past its prime. If I went to the military commissary, I could get good prices but there again, it wasn't always fresh and the selection was low.
Every three weeks or so we drove to PA where my inlaws live. They live in a former coal mining town in a depressed area and the prices there for the most part were so much better than what we could get in NY. So I would stock up on produce to take home with me. Oddly, dairy products were very expensive there. Dairy was cheap when I was living on Cape Cod. Not sure why that would be either. But there, some produce was very expensive. Potatoes were very expensive. I'm the type of shopper who rarely takes note of prices on things that I want unless it's some sort of rare or specialty item and then I might look. But I had noticed people complaining about the price of potatoes. And sure enough when I looked, they were very high!
Here we can get a bag of potatoes for around $1 (they were probably less then because this was 12 years ago) on occasion. The same bag of potatoes there sold for $3 and I never saw any sales on them. I remember going to a potluck once after work and stewing about what to bring. I wasn't in the mood for making anything fancy so I decided to do Jo Jo's, wedges of roasted potatoes with some parmesan cheese.
They did go over really well but I cringed when someone said "Who's the rich person who brought the potatoes?" Back then I was better off than some of my neighbors because we were all living in military housing and my husband was higher up the totem pole than they were. So he was making more money. I had no kids then, and they did.
09-16-2006, 12:16 PM
Wow, so little spent I see, you guys probably don't buy everything purely organic.
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