A.P. asks from Addison, IL on June 16, 2011
Grocery Bill - Addison,IL
I looked for past posts, but all I find is from a few years ago. So presently, about how much do you all spend on groceries/bathroom essentials/cleaning supplies? Basically everything except liqour. I try to go only once a month for the bulk of stuff, and only run out if we need more milk or bread. I am just curious if I am on par with the majority of moms or higher/lower.
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J.P. answers from Chicago on June 16, 2011
I would say $60 to $150 a week. Some weeks its less...some its more.
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S.H. answers from Killeen on June 16, 2011
Well we have four kids 8-12 and we average about $1000 per month. Sometimes I do better and sometimes not as well. I try to coupon for as much as possible but its hard since we eat alot of fresh produce and meat.
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B.. answers from Dallas on June 16, 2011
We average $200 a month for our family of three, for all that. (Me, my husband, and our two year old.) I use coupons on the paper products, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. We do spend an extra $75 a month on dog food. Crazy, I know...we have big dogs!!
S.M. answers from Kansas City on June 16, 2011
We average between 35 and 40 per day for 6 family members and 4 daycare children that are here 24/7. That does include everything.
A.B. answers from Chicago on June 17, 2011
Well I used to spend 500.00 a month for a family of 4 on groceries, bathroom essentials and cleaning supplies. Now I spend about 200.00-250.00 on groceries and diapers(once I stop buying diapers I will save another 50.00). For my bathroom essentials and cleaning supplies I only spend 70.00-80.00 total a month now. I found a website online that I can buy concentrated 100% Natural Cleaning Products. (I even make my own baby wipes with the products I buy online and my son doesn't break out in rashes anymore.) Between coupons and this online store I shop from that has better prices I save about $170.00 a month. That is a lot of money that I can use to spend on the family for clothes or pay bills. If you are interested I would love to show you the store I shop at online for everything I need (except for food). Just email me ____@____.com
A.C. answers from Savannah on June 16, 2011
It REALLY REALLY depends one where you live and the costs there. My grocery bill is a good 25-30% more now (for the same stuff) than what I was spending 8 months ago in another state. :( :( :( I know costs have changed and gone up, but I can't believe THAT much and think some of it must be where I've moved to. Right now, I'm spending $150-180/week for 2 adults, a 4 year old, and a 18 month old.
C.O. answers from Washington DC on June 16, 2011
family of 4 - $200 for two weeks.
we purchase our meat in bulk for 6 months ($1100) and then make our own bread..
C.P. answers from Chicago on June 17, 2011
We spend between $200-250 a week for our family of 4 (2 adults, a 5 year old and a 2 year old). We're on the high side, but we shop only at Whole Foods and Trader Joes for food and Target for diapers/cleaning supplies/paper products, etc. This way we know that everything we are buying is all natural and doesn't have anything artificial in it. Most of the produce we buy is organic. Its important enough for us that it is worth the extra money.
G.H. answers from Chicago on June 16, 2011
$600 for a family of 5 (2 adults & 3 young kids), but the 6th one is away at college, so add on another $200 for her