How much do you spend on groceries
Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:35 PM
Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:02 PM
Oh and i spend $80 - $100 a fortnight but thats for one person
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:28 PM
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I went a teeny-tiny bit over my average last night - spent money I wouldn't normally spend on pretty smelling products for my hair!
Still under the $150 though... $143 to be exact ($60 can be written off thanks to the box of nappies & hair products)
Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:47 PM
I purchase food for our 2xputty tats and 1xpuppy separately but sometimes include some treats for them in our basket.
Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:16 PM
BUT we don't eat meals at home very often. Nearly every lunch (for both of us) is eaten out (restaurant/cafe/food court etc) and we would have takeaway/eat out for dinner at least 3-4 times a week. So we'd probably spend another $150-$200 a week on non-supermarket food. (Yes, we know we need to cut back on eating out, it's getting far too expensive.)
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:13 AM
Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:06 PM
We used to budget for $120/week but since we started following the CSIRO diet 6 months ago found we were consistently spending over that amount. Because of all the meat and fresh fish. But I guess we decided that it was worth spending $12 and having the health benefits of fish, even though we could spend $3 and have pasta. This budget includes all lunches during the week and a healthy breakfast every day. I know we could get the cost down more and still be healthy (eg eat cereal every day) but find that having the variety helps me stick to a healthy eating pattern.
When we were students we spent heaps less than this, but ate pasta and tomato sauce a couple of times a week, and rice and vegies the rest of the time.
When we get a mortgage/baby I know we will have to go back to being more strict. Have learnt to make some good soups and casseroles that I can freeze which is useful.
Also I know we could save money by buying the fruit and veg and a fruit and veg shop instead of Woolies... sometimes the produce is so expensive there. I have never been bothered to do this in the past but now that the majority of our shopping list is fruit and veg I think we might start doing this...
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:10 PM
Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:24 PM
One of our housemates rarely eats at home though, he really only uses the basics.
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:32 PM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 10:15 AM
I just don't know how to reduce it down - we mainly eat fresh fruit & vege, and all the leans meats (lotsa lamb) and fish. Hardly buy anything frozen/packaged, chip or anything like that - help!!!
I have started buying my fruit and veges from the fruit shop - but still prefer to buy my meat from Woolies - seems better quality than the butcher we have near by.
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:47 PM
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 09:04 PM
That includes everything, no extras through the week (apart from Milk for Quinn)
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