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      06-18-2019, 11:17 PM   #23
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Just the two of us. $150-200 per week. That includes some organic vegetables too. Restaurant every 2-3 weeks. Meal prep done at home so no buying lunch.
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My thoughts exactly when I read Run Silent's response. You beat me to it.
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For a family of 5 (1 infant), I set a budget of $1,200 a month. Like the above poster said, freakin accountants, Yes, I'm one of them (CPA) so i definitely know where my money is going.

My 2 stepsons (19 and 17) absolutely love eating cereal so I really can't complain. However, the vehicle insurance....let's not get into that
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I don't mean to be critical but for a concrete example, if I order a medium Supreme pizza Hut for a delivery, it would cost me almost $30 dollars. OK, so if you have a large family, then the overhead cost would be less, but still $30 is a lot for just ordering a small pizza.

My estimate of $500 is a bit on the conservative side, because if I am not careful in my groceries shopping, it could get as high as $700. Maybe I live in Socal so things are a bit more expensive here. Also, my diet consists of mostly fish an sushi so that could add to the cost.

I once made a visit to my sister in Seattle and we decided to do a barbecue. We went shopping together and bought some salmon, some fancy beef and a bunch of other stuffs and the total cost was about $200. And that is just for one barbecue albeit a fancy one.
Pizza Hut is charging $30 for a small pizza now? WTF. That makes me feel better about spending $20 a week on fresh Blueberries. High quality fresh meats and produce are expensive - no doubt about it. But a pizza from Pizza Hut, Dominos, Papa Johns or any of those chains that costs more than $10 seems too much to me.

SoCal is expensive for almost everything. If thereís one thing that might be more affordable, my guess would have been fresh food since a lot of it comes from CA and therefore transport costs should be lower. I guess thatís not the case.
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My thoughts exactly when I read Run Silent's response. You beat me to it.
Of course, I'm completely jealous of his level of attention to detail!
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I don't mean to be critical but for a concrete example, if I order a medium Supreme pizza Hut for a delivery, it would cost me almost $30 dollars. OK, so if you have a large family, then the overhead cost would be less, but still $30 is a lot for just ordering a small pizza.
That can't be right.

I just ordered a large two topping pizza from Pizza Hut the other day and it was $5.99 with free delivery. Only extras were tax and tip, so it was around $10 all in.


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For reference - I also checked in Los Angeles (Santa Monica) and the deals are similar there, albeit a little more. They have the $5.99 special also, but only carry out. They do have a large 3 topping pizza special for delivery for $9.99, though. So not sure where you are coming up with $30.00 for a medium or small.

https://www.pizzahut.com/index.php?m...ls#/menu/deals


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      06-19-2019, 07:46 AM   #29
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I remember being stationed in Germany, 1987, wife and I bought $75 worth of commissary food that lasted us two weeks. Times--how they change.
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Meal prep for my wife and I is about $200 a week. High quality food though, 5 oz protein per meal for hers and 8 oz protein per meal for mine.

Maybe $50-75 per week eating out on average.
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it's not. op sounding slightly trollish
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Pretty similar spend here too

Roughly 150GBP a week for me and my wife.
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Pretty similar spend here too

Roughly 150GBP a week for me and my wife.
Yeah, but apparently alcohol is to be added in to our figures, and you are British, so....reach for the stars alky...

Tea too...that in your budget? Hmmm?
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Yeah, but apparently alcohol is to be added in to our figures, and you are British, so....reach for the stars alky...

Tea too...that in your budget? Hmmm?
Nice

But no, we both don't drink much alcohol - i just binge on special occasions.
No tea either, we both have 1 coffee in the mornings - thats it
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For a family of four, our weekly bill ranges between $200-$325, but it is rarely below $200 and only up around the $300 mark one of the four weeks in the month.

So I figure we spend about $1,025 roughly per month. Two young kids though, so they don't eat much - I figure costs will go up when they hit their teenage years.

That's also the northern play money too - be more like $775 USD if it were just F/X.
I spend 221 euros on food and the other shit you get from a supermarket per week.

Where is the thread where we list how much we all spend in hardware stores?
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I am very surprised why my food cost is quite higher than most (if not all) those posted here. I do occasionally cook a few fancy food such as fresh natural salmon, some high end steaks, and I do spend on wine but no more than most people. I occasionally go out oh may be three times a month. My main local store is Albertsons which may not be the cheapest but not the most expensive either.

I guess for a larger family you could save a lot by going to Costo or Walmart, but for a single, it's just not practical buying large quantity of food. It's hard to store fresh vegetables for more than a week.

My estimate includes miscellaneous stuffs such as condiments, plastic/aluminum wraps and so on which could cost quite a bit.
Well hang on....I don't consider alcohol to be part of "groceries". So if you are including that in your amount, I wonder how many others are too. Please clarify. Might make you feel better.
Me & wifey do not drink, just a few times a year mostly @ cookouts-party's

We go to Costco too, bulk items

feeding the wolves I mean kids costs money, teenage girls cost the most, you would think the little 5' 100 pounders eat like birds no way

Combined with snobby organic tastes and not knowing the word NO they are the bulk spenders on groceries

If I asked for a name brand cereal growing up my mother would give me the death stare
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That can't be right.

I just ordered a large two topping pizza from Pizza Hut the other day and it was $5.99 with free delivery. Only extras were tax and tip, so it was around $10 all in.


See below:

For reference - I also checked in Los Angeles (Santa Monica) and the deals are similar there, albeit a little more. They have the $5.99 special also, but only carry out. They do have a large 3 topping pizza special for delivery for $9.99, though. So not sure where you are coming up with $30.00 for a medium or small.

https://www.pizzahut.com/index.php?m...ls#/menu/deals


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I went to Pizza Hut website and here is how much it costs to order a Supreme pizza which is about $22.50. You have to give tip to the delivery guy which is another $4 so it comes out to be around $27.0 total.
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Between groceries/household supplies picked up at the market, take out and dining out we're probably around $1200 per month for two adults and our baby daughter. We eat a lot of Organic produce and meat, wild caught fish not farm raised etc. though so that definitely raises costs. Not to mention baby formula is a fortune lol
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I went to Pizza Hut website and here is how much it costs to order a Supreme pizza which is about $22.50. You have to give tip to the delivery guy which is another $4 so it comes out to be around $27.0 total.
Well - no offense, man, but if you chose that option versus a 3 topping pizza in large size for $9.99 then you are just a fool. I can't help ya. Heck, I added the 'Supreme' toppings to the $9.99 special, and it still only came out to $13.99 - but hey, if you want to pay double for a smaller one - I guess that's your choice.

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Between groceries/household supplies picked up at the market, take out and dining out we're probably around $1200 per month for two adults and our baby daughter. We eat a lot of Organic produce and meat, wild caught fish not farm raised etc. though so that definitely raises costs. Not to mention baby formula is a fortune lol
I mean if a family has three or four teenagers, the food cost could be a lot more than $1200. They eat a lot :-).
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That can't be right.

I just ordered a large two topping pizza from Pizza Hut the other day and it was $5.99 with free delivery. Only extras were tax and tip, so it was around $10 all in.


See below:

For reference - I also checked in Los Angeles (Santa Monica) and the deals are similar there, albeit a little more. They have the $5.99 special also, but only carry out. They do have a large 3 topping pizza special for delivery for $9.99, though. So not sure where you are coming up with $30.00 for a medium or small.

https://www.pizzahut.com/index.php?m...ls#/menu/deals


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I went to Pizza Hut website and here is how much it costs to order a Supreme pizza which is about $22.50. You have to give tip to the delivery guy which is another $4 so it comes out to be around $27.0 total.
So $17 for bad pizza + tax and another $10 for delivery / tip? Hard pass for me...
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I mean if a family has three or four teenagers, the food cost could be a lot more than $1200. They eat a lot :-).
Yeah, but

1) you are now talking about a family of 5 or 6 versus a family of 3.

2) The increase in food consumption is offset by no diaper, formula, wipes, et al. Those things are quite pricey.

3) Bottom line, is that in America, on average, most families spend about $300 - $400 per month per person on groceries and going out to restaurants. I think those numbers are also pretty representative of the responses here in this post as well.
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Nice

But no, we both don't drink much alcohol - i just binge on special occasions.
No tea either, we both have 1 coffee in the mornings - thats it
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I spend 221 euros on food and the other shit you get from a supermarket per week.

Where is the thread where we list how much we all spend in hardware stores?
That thread does not exist, because absolutely none of us want our respective significant others to ever stumble across it - we aren't into the self-incriminating ways of Jussie Smollett.

I'm actually *pretty good* (in my opinion) when it comes to hardware stores. But just yesterday I took the car in because one of the tires was leaking from the rim (and I figured it was just grime / improper seal from rim to tire). But the shop took great delight in showing me that it was in fact a cracked rim, and that was why it was losing pressure.

Of course, it was a cracked OEM rim, so I called the dealer to see what it might cost to order in a new rim. They wanted $1,100 plus tax for one rim. After my ability to speak returned, I politely told them I'd call back if I needed it.

Wound up ordering 4 new aftermarket rims instead for less than $1,100 plus tax and I figure I can probably sell the OEM ones for a few bucks to lower my costs.

Kicker on this is my dearest wife is absolutely convinced that I do nothing but buy tires (and rims) for the car. I've tried to explain that I'm actually buying them for her car too, so she should cut her calculations and associated blame / guilting in half, but she isn't having it. The 12 to 16 tires in the basement probably was not helping my case. Most of them are gone now...now it is just 8 tires in the basement at any given time.

So I've decided the best policy here is to simply not tell her about the leak, cracked rim, or the subsequent four new rims that are going on the car on Monday / Tuesday and just wait and see if she notices. If she doesn't, then I'm free and clear. But I suspect the dog and I will be bedding together on Monday night.
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I mean if a family has three or four teenagers, the food cost could be a lot more than $1200. They eat a lot :-).
Oh I bet. I wouldn't doubt if that number was closer to $3500-4k a month for a family of 5-6
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