Between $450 and $500 a fortnight (not including meat). And that's meal planning and only buying what we need and making most things from scratch. That's for 3 adults, 15 year old, 5 year old and 2 year old.
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17-11-2012 15:56 #11
17-11-2012 16:00 #12
We spend around $250 per week for a family of 4, me, dp, dd (9) and ds (6). This includes all meals, snacks, fruit, school food, cleaning supplies, toilet paper etc.
I spend an extra $60 per fortnight on food for the horse.
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17-11-2012 16:23 #13
For DS and me, only about $80 on food (more if we needed non-grocery items like washing powder, toilet paper etc.).
I spend very little overall per week, plan meals/ingredients and have cut down on the amount of meat I eat, to save money.
17-11-2012 16:42 #14
$200-$250 a week for two adults, toddler and two cats
17-11-2012 17:31 #15
We do $250 for a fortnight, that's for 2 adults & a toddler. We also have 2 dogs =)
17-11-2012 17:49 #16
17-11-2012 17:57 #17
I spend $150 a fortnight on groceries for myself and two boys, a dog, a cat and a snake.
I shop at aldi, we eat meat every night and never go without.
17-11-2012 18:39 #18
I think where you live has a lot to do with it.
I lived in brisbane and shopped at the farmers markets, aldi etc. groceries cost is a lot less.
We now live in a town of 3000 bear the mines and over an hour to the nearest city. Which also is expensive because of the mining. Cost of groceries here are much much higher. No farmers markets and no aldi. Only Woolworths and IGA.
17-11-2012 18:55 #19
We spend no more than $180 a week sometimes less for a family of 5. Menu planning helps and freezing all leftovers.
I keep my eye out for specials. If I'm at the shops and a fruit shop has some things on special then I buy them rather than going to our local one. I actually did that today. Saw that a fruit shop I don't normally go to had bananas for 99c a kilo so I grabbed some. Same with the butcher.
If we want a BBQ chicken for a meal or lunches I buy it in the afternoon where I can get them for $5-$6 or if I'm at the shops and I see them there for $5 I will grab a couple and freeze them.
17-11-2012 19:10 #20Senior Member
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If you know it's been done so many times before than why not just look up those threads rather than make everyone answer it again for the 50th time?
Not being rude.. really..
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