This is something I've never really thought about before but now dh gets paid monthly I wrote down all expenses for the month for budgeting purposes. For a family of 4 the amount of money we spend on food per month is $1,400. This sounds a lot but I guess with the amount of fruit and veg we eat and meat, nappies, formula etc it's probably the norm and considering we pay more where we live. What do you spend?
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06-03-2012 15:21 #1
how much do you spend on food?
06-03-2012 15:27 #2Senior Member
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We spend $300 a fortnight on food. We eat mostly organic fruit, veg and meat. I cook most things from scratch as we don't eat additives.
I do use cloth nappies and I was BFing though, so there are big savings there.
Still, we eat really well for that budget.
ETA: that is for 2 adults and 2 children
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06-03-2012 15:27 #3
We spend about $200 to $250 a week for 2 adults and 1 toddler. That includes nappies.
06-03-2012 15:28 #4Senior Member
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About $300 a week, that's myself and DF, 2 almost 3 year olds and 2 pups.
06-03-2012 15:32 #5
At the moment we are on a tight budget, and spend about 200-250/week, including all purchases from the supermarket (nappies/cleaning etc) and fruit/veg shop. We have 2 adult, 2 kids and a baby. When we lived in a remote area we easily spent 350/week, as fresh produce (and everything else!) is so much more expensive.
06-03-2012 15:33 #6
I spent $120 all up today, but I would have to break it down to work it out. That was with enough bread, milk, pasta for a fn, enough rice for 2 months, extra cat food for our emergency pack for the new kitty, extras like snacks we don't normally buy, choc flavoured hazelnut milk that we wouldn't normally buy. I will also have to buy more mushrooms, banana and watermelon on the weekend.i also bought coffee which normally lasts me about 8 to 10 weeks.
Eta: My child is gluten free and dairy free, and we are vegetarian. The whole house is gluten free for her.
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06-03-2012 15:37 #7
Today I spent $155 for the fortnight
And $30 for the dog (bought extra it was on special so will last a month, just need to buy a few bones)
Come Monday I will need to buy some more fresh fruit and veggies
I buy most things in bulk so every few months a spend a few hundred stocking up
06-03-2012 16:03 #8-
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we spend about $200 a fortnight and we eat really well i make almost everything from scratch including bread, sweets, etc. We eat LOTS of fresh fruit and veg. i use cloth nappies and neither of my children are on formula.
we also live in an area where everything costs more
06-03-2012 16:10 #9
I try to budget $800 a f/n for all food, nappies, all other miscellaneous groceries, petrol for two cars, any take-away, meals out, alcohol, coffees out etc. I wish we were better with money. That's about the best we can do and are usually over a little.
06-03-2012 16:28 #10-
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we budget 200 a f/n, but use cloth and boobs.
thats for 3.5 people, and we eat fresh fruit/veg/meat every day.
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