$120-$150 for a family of four. Me, DP an 8 yr old and a 5 yr old
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10-07-2012 19:40 #41
10-07-2012 19:55 #42
$150-200 p/w including everything (fruit and veg, cleaning etc.), for a family of three. We are still able to buy pretty much everything we need and want in that (brand name things, soft drink, chocolate).
We buy in bulk, take advantage of sales and choose the cheapest possible option when it makes no difference in quality for us (flour, sugar, pasta, cheese, milk).
10-07-2012 20:03 #43Senior Member
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prob around 300 pw for everything. all bread milk etc. nappies and formula for one. cleaning products etc.
2 x adults
1 x 15 yo
1x 9 yo that eats like a horse
1x4yo that eats.all.day.long!!
1 x 18 month
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10-07-2012 20:17 #44
Usually $250 - $300 a week for a family of 5 ( includes newborn's formula which is around $20 a week) & 3 dogs & 2 cats who are on good quality food which would be cheaper if we started buying it in bulk. We eat pretty well/healthy but this amount doesn't include takeaway on a weekend if we have it on occasion.
10-07-2012 20:24 #45
75-100 for me ad a 2.5yr old who's here 11 nights a fortnight.
10-07-2012 20:52 #46
About $200 a week for DF, DS and I. That includes everything, we dont miss out on anything we want or need. I make everything from scratch.
If we go out or have takeaway its extra.
10-07-2012 20:54 #47Senior Member
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I dont shop regularly just on an as needs basis. So a bigger shops every few weeks and smaller in between.
But for 2 adults, 3yo and newborn, 2 dogs prob 250-300/week on average.
I stock up on things that are on special, eg dog food, meat, pantry items we use coffee etc.
We also often have extra mouths for tea.
Most meals also include leftovers for DH to take to work for lunch.
The thing that I find worrying about the very tiny shopping figures, is exactly what people eat. I don't mean it in a judgemental way, obviously if it is what you can afford then that's all there is to it.
So are those people saying a really low grocery bill, but eating meals full of starchy carbs like pasta, and cheaper cuts of meat like mince or sausages which obviosuly go further, but are laden with salt and fat?
I'm curious to those people, would you say you eat a well balanced diet with lots of fresh veggies and fruit.
I have a friend who readily admits they can afford to buy healthier food options. But as she herself says, her meals are mainly pasta/rice potatoes with cheap meat so it goes further, she also says their portion sizes are far too large and they are overweight (this is her analysis not mine).
She says they almost never have a meal of meat and veg, which i understand, it's boring as all hell, but it is also usually very well balanced too.
10-07-2012 21:17 #48Senior Member
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10-07-2012 21:22 #49Senior Member
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Bout $200... Just for me and DH
10-07-2012 21:24 #50
I think having a higher bill could also mean someone is eating very unhealthy!! $300 worth or food a week is mind boggling to me.
I think it's a bit silly to judge someone's eating habits by their grocery bill.
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