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Old 12-04-2014, 02:01 PM   #1
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What's your household grocery budget?

We don't particularly have a "budget" but I looked over the past 3 months of expenses and realized we spend `$1250.00 per month on food (store, eating out, etc.).

We do 2 adults, 1 kiddo with celiacs (gf, df, and sf) and 1 breastfeeder.

What do you all spend?

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Old 12-04-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: What's your household grocery budget?

$800/month for family of 7. That budget also includes pet food, toiletries, paper products, cleaning supplies, etc.

We have 2 adults and the kids are 14, 12, 9, 4, and 6 months.
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Re: What's your household grocery budget?

Budget vs. actual spending?
I budget $90/week for myself, my husband, and my always hungry almost 5 year old son. My almost 3 month old daughter is EBF and we use cloth diapers so she doesn't add to our expenses there.
When I have to buy medicines or paper products we sometimes go over $90/week. Especially when I'm too lazy to bring both kids to Aldi AND Walmart.
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Re: What's your household grocery budget?

For 2 adults, a 15yr old girl, 11 yr old boy, and 3 yr old boy we spent between $300-$400 on groceries depending on sales and if I am stocking up. For going out to eat probably around $100 maybe. Mostly it was drive thru dollar burgers so probably less. I am mostly guessing on that one. My kids now eat a lot. I used to have 2 bird eaters but even my toddler can eat a lot. Just a couple days ago he had 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a glass of almond milk (allergic to dairy) for lunch and was asking for more food. So that is essentially feeding 5 adult sized appetites. Due to my husband's recent job loss the eating out has been cut.
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$500 monthly for 2 adults and 1 toddler. This includes other household items, like toilet paper and toothpaste.
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Our monthly grocery budget is $1000, that includes pet food/litter, household and hygiene items. Family of 5 with 2 pets. We eat out maybe once per week, but we are trying to cut back on that.
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Re: What's your household grocery budget?

I'd say 500.00 for food. That's 4 kids two adults. I pack my husbands and kids lunches...we also drink a lot of pop (not the kids, just us). I coupon tho, stock up a lot.

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Old 12-29-2014, 05:20 PM   #8
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Re: What's your household grocery budget?

Well we WERE spending $375 on eating out and $575 on groceries until we actually did a budget. This was our first month on our budget and I think we did really well.

It's just me, DH, DD (3) and we have a baby on the way.

Now we spend $480 on groceries/toiletries and $175 on eating out. It's probably more than some people but it works for us.
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Re: What's your household grocery budget?

We just created a budget for the new year and we are trying to do the cash envelope system. We allotted $175 for two weeks(he gets paid on the 1st and the 15th) for just groceries and about $50 a month or two weeks. Can't remember for household items like paper towels, trash bags, TP, medicines, and hygiene items. We cloth diaper/wipes and I use a diva cup and am contemplating making reusable pads and "paper" towels. So that'll cut some cost.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:54 PM   #10
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Re: What's your household grocery budget?

Oh and that's for two adults and a 1 year old who's been eating more. We also have two dogs and have allotted $100 a month for dog food. It's an all natural grain free/corn free dog food that's about $70 for a 30lb bag. They itch less and shed less on it. The rest of the pet money is saved for emergencies like vet visits or treats.
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