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How much do you spend on FOOD every month?

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Deal Addict
Mar 22, 2012
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Toronto
$500 on eating out lunch time and weekends. I live at home with my parents so I don't really buy groceries. Been try to buy more stuff at home instead of eating out for lunch because that's a lot.
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Dec 26, 2009
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I track expenses to an embarrassing level.

In 2018, we averaged $310/month for two for groceries, and $290 per month on restaurants... Almost exactly $600/month total.

Alcohol is excluded from the restaurant figure because of the way I separate expenses.
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Sep 22, 2012
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lecale wrote:
Jan 28th, 2019 2:18 pm
Walmart! Don't forget Walmart! (Freshco does not)
FreshCo does!
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Feb 13, 2017
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toronto, ontario
angryaudifanatic wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 12:29 pm
Individual. $300/month. $0 eating out.
You spend only 1% of your gross income on food? Impressive! Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Jan 18, 2017
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~$400/mo for two on groceries, we keep an eye on sales (love price-matching at Walmart). We rarely dine out (<1/month), but I'd say we eat really well at home. For example, we try to have fish once a week (salmon, trout, tuna) but we also try to eat vegetarian 1-2x/week.
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Sep 24, 2018
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Update here, wife and I signed up for "Good Food" deliveries, each of us separate accounts, probably 200 a week but its really good stuff with our busy schedules, so 1000 a month I'm betting
Newbie
Dec 10, 2018
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I have been on KETO for 3 months and eat organic only, including free-range eggs, care-grown meats, and traceable organic vegetables (sounds totally fruity but I feel better than ever).

Whole Foods and Goodness-ME are my primary shopping outlets.

$800-$1,100 per month.
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Aug 17, 2013
363 posts
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Toronto
Single male... groceries and eating out. Minimum $1,000.

Not including drinking... another $500

P.S.. I am not cheap on food. I find that people spend their disposable money on useless crap like clothes and cars. Why people would rather kill their bodies and not eat healthy over having more useless material crap is crazy to me.
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Feb 17, 2012
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ORLEANS
Family of 5, $800-1000 eating out and $500-1500 groceries.
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Nov 11, 2004
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Ottawa
Gonna track what we spend this month. Honestly i dont have a clue
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Aug 22, 2011
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Ottawa
orianna wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 2:23 pm
Single male... groceries and eating out. Minimum $1,000.

Not including drinking... another $500

P.S.. I am not cheap on food. I find that people spend their disposable money on useless crap like clothes and cars. Why people would rather kill their bodies and not eat healthy over having more useless material crap is crazy to me.
Eating healthy is actually quite expensive.
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Aug 27, 2004
615 posts
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Cyberspace
Family of 8 - 3 teen age boys, 3 kids under 7
~$1200/month groceries (actually all grocery store purchases so includes toilet paper, cleaning supplies, household items)
<$20/month eating out
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Mar 16, 2010
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Burlington
Costco bill averages maybe $1000 a month for 3 people in my house.
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Jan 28, 2007
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Family of 5 ... a couple with 3 teenagers

$800 - $1000 for groceries which includes basic toiletries, and fluctuates as we tend to stock up and take advantages of deals (RFD all the way baby!)
$200 - $300 dining out, which includes any coffees, bagels, pizza take-outs, etc as well

We tend to shop the farmer's markets and similar outlets for deals on quality foods
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Jan 28, 2007
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Family of 5 ... a couple with 3 teenagers

$800 - $1000 for groceries which includes basic toiletries, and fluctuates as we tend to stock up and take advantages of deals (RFD all the way baby!)
$200 - $300 dining out, which includes any coffees, bagels, pizza take-outs, etc as well

We tend to shop the farmer's markets and similar outlets for deals on quality foods

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