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    Approx $250 -$300 a fortnight excluding nappies and formula. Depends if I'm buying cleaning products and toiletries.

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    Probably about $350 a week for 2 adults and a toddler, i do try buy mostly organic/free range meat/fruit/veg and we have seafood 3 times a week
    This will go up when we get the puppy as ill be making all his food too!
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    Around $250 a week ( I think i dont reallt keep track ) We are 2 adults and 1 child .. I could probably do better ..

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    Between $250-$350, we have 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 baby and 2 dogs. Two weeks out of the month we also have a extra adult and dog because my Mum does dido and stays with us when she is on shift. We get our formula by the carton and our pharmacy orders it in and we pay $115 for it which works out to $19 a tin. Nappy we just grab when needed so have no idea what it would cost all up.

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    $250 per week, 2 adults 2 kids 1 dog. No formula and nappies only once every 6 weeks (use cloth in day).
    That is being very tight, meal plans every week, lunches made for childcare/work everyday and minimal snacks. I wish I could get it lower - I leave the grocery store spending $200 and then would spend $50 in top ups of milk, bread etc. We have takeaway once a week, and I buy my breakfast at work once a week ($7!). The cost of living is depressing!

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    I have reduced our bill from $250 a week down to $130 - $150 week incl. nappies ( she only wears them at night now)

    Thats for me, dh and 2.5 yr old dd.

    I think i could get it even lower too

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    We tend to buy food as we need it and just do a grocery shop to stock up on pantry staples and toiletries. So I probably spend about $150 every 3 weeks on a shop for cleaning stuff, toiletries, pantry staples, and then another $100 a week on fresh food. That's for me and DP and a rabbit that eats an awful lot of kale!

    I need to work on meal planning though, especially when bub comes.

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    I am trying to reduce my spending and am happy (but surprised) that people can spend $200 per fortnight on food or similar!! Would you mind giving some examples of the types of dinners etc that you do? I'm going wrong somewhere so need some tips!

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    About 180-190 a week for 2 adults and 2 primary school aged kids. My kids and DH eat a LOT lol I could get it down lower but DH would be horrified at living on pasta and pasta sauce and sausages all week, he's a bit of a food snob

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    About 180-190 a week for 2 adults and 2 primary school aged kids. My kids and DH eat a LOT lol I could get it down lower but DH would be horrified at living on pasta and pasta sauce and sausages all week, he's a bit of a food snob
    I think this is why ours is so high, my DH wants meat every night - I would be happy with salad or pasta!

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