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post #1 of 54
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 How much money do most families of 4-6 people spend in groceries a week??



post #2 of 54

Our budget is $25 for a family of 4 per week

post #3 of 54

It varies a lot.


I aim to spend no more than $80/month for the 4 of us (including health and beauty). I have a single friend who spends $80/week. My mother spends $150 week for the 5 people at their house. Another friend of mine has 9 people in her household and spends $100/month for food, and health and beauty items. She's my grocery budget hero.

post #4 of 54

I spend between $150 and $200 a week for a family of 5. I buy a lot of organic items and tons of fresh fruit and veggies. 

post #5 of 54

We are a family of 4 and it averages out to about $125/week (I do two Costco runs each month and smaller trips each week for fresh dairy and produce) For the area I live and the quality of food we eat, this is considered very frugal.

post #6 of 54

My family of between 3 and 5 (depending on who is home) averages about $125 per week.  This includes all household items (cleaning/bathroom supplies; toiletries, etc.).

post #7 of 54

I am around $85/week not including diapers as I don't buy them at the grochery store. For a family of 4

post #8 of 54

I strive for $125 a week for the three of us (which is about $2 per person per meal - 3 meals a day). That is aside from other groceries like cleaning supplies and dog food. We eat a lot of organic, low processed foods and I have to eat gluten/wheat-free so that really increases the costs.


post #9 of 54

I'm not sure!  That's why I have my new budgeting app.  Some weeks it is as low as $10 because I'll just have to buy a few things.  Other times I have to run to Costco and that is always more expensive.  Some weeks I'll do a full grocery shop and spend $250, but that will tide us over for a few weeks.  So that's why I'm keeping track - so I can come to a monthly amount that I can divide by 4 and really know on average how much we spend.


I have budgeted $240.00 a month for the 3 of us.  I'll see how true that really is at the end of the month.

post #10 of 54

Right now I spend about $125 for a family of 4 (but my dh eats like 3 men, so it's more like I am feeding 7 LOL), but I want need to get it down to $80 a week.

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