Weekly/Monthly Cost of Groceries for Single People
I'm starting to monitor my spending habits on everything and was wondering around how much you single people spend on food for yourselves.
I generally try to do the following:
Purchase mostly Raw Vegetables, Fruits and meat.
Limit the purchasing of any canned or processed foods.
Try to prepare my meals for lunch and dinner and drink protein shakes for breakfast.
(I know this isn't feasible 100% of the time as I sometimes wake up late or my work purchases food for our team).
Mainly Shop at Sprouts and target and try to find decent deals.
I seem to be spending anywhere around $70 a week. Does this seem about right? I know other people who spend similarly and have larger families. I'm wondering if I'm just not finding the right deals, or maybe just purchasing for a family turns out to have diminishing costs once you start adding in bulk purchasing. Or possibly they are flat out bsing me.
Any input from other people or advice would be greatly appreciated. Trying to save up as much money as I can in the future and spend less on food without comprising health for price.
My wife and I average around $120/wk. I think when I was single I averaged $40-50/wk but I didn't splurge on food. It's hard to spend a lot when you make 3 lbs of pasta and eat it all week long or something similarly bacheloresque. I can cook really well, just what's the point of cooking for 1...
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wow, didn't think I'd get soo many replies. I try to eat healthy. My daily intake of fruit and veggies.. I will say that sometimes my fruit goes to waste, but I'd rather have more than not enough. because then I end up grabbing a bag of chips from the liquor store or 7-11.
I can cook decently. it does take much more time, depending on how my school /work schedule is bites into whether I need to buy subway or some other semi healthy fastfood choice.
Are you eating out alot?
No, not very much, unless I have to. Try to limit it to 2-3 times a week. Although I tend to deviate from it every so often.
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Maybe look at other groceries stores in your area, look at the ads, then stock up on what is on sale. Then look into ways of making that food last longer. Like you if you buy a bunch of grapes, and you don't think you are going to finish them before they go bad, stick them in the freezer. Frozen grapes taste great and make a good snack.
Check out farmers markets. Buy fruits and veggies that are in season, they will cost less.
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