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Friday, July 27, 2007


I have been looking for information on how much the average family spends on groceries, but there is no info out there.

So my question is how much does your family spend on groceries a week/month?

I am trying to figure out what is "normal" and if what I am budgeting is doable


mgarvich said...

I feel I have just figured this out over the past few weeks. Its all in the planning. You must make a very detailed plan every week. I do this on Sunday and then I get the groceries on Monday. I plan each and every meal down to the last bite and you must not waste leftovers. I usually what a night or 2 to serve the leftovers and sometimes I change it up a bit with spices or the way I serve it. If I am making lasagna on tuesday, I put it on my plan to have again on thursday. I have decided to spend $500 a month for groceries and toiletries. When planning my meals I never plan for more than one expensive ingredient per week. That way I still get to do something nice without going overboard. Keeping my pantry, refrigerator and freezer organized helps me to see what I have and what I don't so I don't buy too much. I hope this helps, I have been doing great as long as I plan that weekly menu and stick to it. And dinner time is much less stressful.

Mehgan said...

There was a TIME magazine editorial done called "What The World Eats" (link: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519_1373664,00.html), and it tells about how different families from all around the world spend money on groceries. It's really interesting, and the pictures are amazing, I was blown away. I figured I'd let you know about it, because I had just recently read about it and this caught my eye.