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    Default Food Shopping

    We desperately need to do a budget, we spend (waste) way too much money on food. I can stick to a budget, if I have one. Just setting one up now, trouble is I don't know what to aim for.

    What's a reasonable amount to spend on food for a family of 2 adults, 2 kids (4yo & 18mths)?

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    Subbing as I am also trying to stick to a grocery shopping budget!

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    For our family of 4 (2 adults, a 3yr old and 18month old). I usually spend $120 at the supermarket per week (sometimes $150 if I need washing powder and dishwasher tablets), about $40 at the butchers per week(mince, chicken and sausages or casserole beef) and $20 a fortnight on nappies from the chemist.
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    With nappies, wipes & cleaning products? $200-$250 depending on what brands you buy.

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    We have a family of 2 adults and 3 kids (6, 4, 1) and I spend around $130-150. Every 4 or so weeks its slightly more at around $200. Thats with 1 in nappies and on formula still.

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    I'm an aldi convert. We were spending over $200/week for 2 adults and a then 6yr old at Woolie's.
    Now at aldi we get down to less than $160 and also have a very hungry 8mth old added to the mix. We buy a tin of formula a fortnight, nappies once a week also included in this.
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    I think I will try aim for $250 pw. May seems like a lot, compared with you savvy shoppers, but we have been spending double that (yikes !!!)

    We do entertain heaps so think that might have to stop or reduce.

    I haven't been writing meal plans or shopping lists so I think that's the other place to start.

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    I spend $200 a fortnight for myself and two boys. We don't go without anything, have good cuts of meat and plenty of veggies and fruit and bakery bread :-)

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    If anyone wouldn't mind sharing their meal plan with me I'd be very grateful


 

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