How much do you spend on groceries?

This topic keeps coming to my mind. I’m really curious as to what other people spend on their groceries so I’ve made a poll out of it! I want to know how much the rest of you all spend and here’s why;

I wrote in this post that I’m trying to lower my grocery bill. I have a few tricks up my sleeve, such as cooking more efficiently, making more myself and buying on sales but… I need to spend even less. I want to get out of debt and that means I’m willing to sacrifice some of my food luxuries. I need to hit my goals this year!

When I’m browsing around some of the ‘frugal’ sites I’m usually stunned at how wasteful I still am with my food! For February I’ve set a total food budget of $200, $45 bucks a week for groceries and a restaurant/take out budget of $20. Yup that’s right… I’m quitting the coffee/tea buying! So, without further ado:

I gave four options in the poll, and I’d like to how how much you spend per person in your household? I usually include hygiene items like toothpaste and shampoo but not laundry detergent because I make that myself. What’s included in your grocery budget, do you think it’s high low or just right? How do you save money on your groceries, I’d love to hear from you below!

Edit; so I was reviewing this post before publishing and I noticed that J Money on Budgets Are $exy posed the exact same question in his Jan 10th article “How much do you spend a week on groceries?” interesting stuff!!
Edit #2; Someone in my family just reminded me that students get 10% off on Tuesdays at the store I shop at. :/ Why I didn’t know about this is beyond me! I’m going to be taking advantage of that for sure!

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7 Comments

  1. Oh how funny. I just wrote this same exact same thing three days ago called Groceries Blow, in which I was venting about weekly grocery costs for my bf and I. I got a lot of responses and different ideas to cut my meal costs down as well. J Money must have inspired both of us in that aspect. 🙂

  2. I must eat a lot… I spend upwards of $75-100/week on groceries. But I usually buy a lot of pre-made stuff… I really should cut back on that.

  3. I spend anywhere from $30-50, depending on how basic/complex the meals I decide to make are. Last year, I stopped eating meat, and it has drastically lowered my grocery costs!

    • I usually go shopping by myself and my veggies etc. never cost all that much. When my boyfriend goes or when we go together we spend a small fortune because the stuff he buys either comes in frozen boxes that cost $10 a piece or hotdogs, steaks, burger etc. I can’t force him to change so for now I’ve just stopped buying groceries together. We each buy our stuff, I make the meals and we eat together, frustrating! I’ve got a batch of yoghurt in the oven now, I eat at least a tub of it a week so that should cut down the bill a little more!

  4. I’m kinda curious who voted under $35 in the poll, I can’t imagine ever achieving that!

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