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tidytidy Wed 14-Jan-15 12:28:28

A week on food, clothes and petrol?

MrsTawdry Wed 14-Jan-15 12:43:07

We spend about 60 pounds on food, two adults and two petrol...but about 20 quid on public transport. Clothes? Hard to say weekly but balances out at probs 15 pounds per week.

Fooshufflewickbannanapants Wed 14-Jan-15 12:45:31

50-70 a week on food (8 of us) around £50 a month on fuel. Clothes very rarely buy but evemed out i guess around 10 a month.

DreamingDiva13 Wed 14-Jan-15 12:47:43

We spend about £50 a week on food (2 adults, 2 children), petrol for my car was £38 this month (used to be £60 to fill my tank), dp petrol will be between £200-250 for the month. Clothes I'm not really sure as we tend to go and replace as and when needed but I'd estimate it works out about £10 a week.

CremeEggThief Wed 14-Jan-15 12:47:55

Food: £45-50 per week for DS (12) and I. That includes all laundry, cleaning products and toiletries. However, we are vegetarian. I also give DS £10 every fortnight for school meals.
Petrol: 0
Clothes: our budget is £30 per month.

NancyRaygun Wed 14-Jan-15 12:49:53

about £90/ week on food. 2 adults, 2 children but that includes the "top up" bread, booze and milk shops.

Petrol: £10 - I am a SAHM so hardly use the car

Clothes: rare, I would say max of £5/ week averaged out.

Aubrianna Wed 14-Jan-15 12:51:11

We spend nothing on petrol (no car)

About £160 a week on food

Fudgeface123 Wed 14-Jan-15 12:51:23

Clothes: not much, probably works out around a couple of £ a week
Food: £100/week
Petrol: £65/week

Aubrianna Wed 14-Jan-15 12:51:43

Clothes averaged out over the year perhaps around £20 a week it's hard to say!

BlinkingHeck Wed 14-Jan-15 12:51:57

Family of 4 - Food £120, diesel £70 (I work locally but DH works about an hour from home) and clothes £20.

chickydoo Wed 14-Jan-15 12:53:14

£140 (ish) on food for 6 of us. Includes everything. I rarely top up.
Petrol £30 a week (me) £10 a week DH
Clothes ...varies hugely. Have spent £100 in the sales on me.
Spent £30 on shoes for DS
I need some boots for next month & a few items of sports kit for one of the kids. So not sure really.

FelixFelix Wed 14-Jan-15 12:53:40

£70 on food, about £60 every 2 weeks on petrol and sweet F A on clothes as we are incredibly skint at the moment. Luckily dd has everything she needs until next winter grin

tidytidy Wed 14-Jan-15 12:54:19

What !! I spend £200 a week for a family of 5 in one go, yet alone all the other times I pop to the shop.

£100 on petrol

Clothes are getting much more expensive now 2 of my 4 children are in adult clothes

stargirl1701 Wed 14-Jan-15 12:54:22

2 adults, toddler & baby.

Food - £400 pm
Petrol - me £100 pm DH £400 pm
Clothes - £100? Not sure

SoonToBeSix Wed 14-Jan-15 12:54:54

£160 a week on food? Are you eating straight out of the caviar jar?

Stinkle Wed 14-Jan-15 12:55:29

About £70 a week on food

DH spends £30 a week on fuel, but for me it varies. I filled up just before Christmas (£70) and still have half a tank, but sometimes I can do a tank in a week

Clothes, no idea? I haven't bought anything new in ages, we don't really have a set budget, and tend to buy as and when.

treaclesoda Wed 14-Jan-15 12:55:43

About £75 per week on food, £40 per week on petrol. Clothes I'm not sure. We don't do a mad amount of clothes shopping, I'm not one for new clothes every week, but I suspect that we spend more than we realise - there are four of us to clothe, and two of us have the audacity to keep getting taller wink

Inthedarkaboutfashion Wed 14-Jan-15 12:56:12

I also give DS £10 every fortnight for school meals.

How often does he eat school dinners? £10 at the schools near me would only buy dinners for 3 days maximum.

fieldfare Wed 14-Jan-15 12:56:36

£80 a week for food and diesel. Clothes I'm not sure about as I tend to do a big shop in the Jan sales and again in the summer, not sure what it would work out tbh.

tidytidy Wed 14-Jan-15 12:56:52

How can you feed a family on under £100 PW is that plus all cleaning products or just food?

kewtogetin Wed 14-Jan-15 12:57:00

About £250-300 per week, at least £100 of this is petrol though.

curiousgeorgie Wed 14-Jan-15 12:57:56

About £150 on food shopping, £50 on petrol (but DH takes the train to work and I just drive locally..)

I very rarely buy clothes for myself. Every few months I probably spend a couple of hundred on the children for clothes and shoes.

MrsTawdry Wed 14-Jan-15 12:58:50

Tidy 100 pounds! What are you buying? Lots of pre-packed snacks for lunches? Ready meals? Pop?

We don't buy any treats apart from one tub of value ice cream and a couple of packs of biscuits (value) and some crackers....for cheese you know. The rest goes on veg, fruit, dry goods, milk, butter, eggs and very basic cleaning stuff. We have one chicken a week and two packs other meat.

Meat! I tell thee...if you're eating it daily it's expensive.

Inthedarkaboutfashion Wed 14-Jan-15 12:59:28

Our budget is:
£100 per week for food
£50 per week for petrol
£30 per week for clothes

I'm wondering how people with school aged children spend so little on clothing because school uniform and shoes alone cost a fortune.

dietcokeandwine Wed 14-Jan-15 13:00:03

Hard to say per week because we don't buy clothes and petrol every week.

It's probably about £80-100 per week for food (two adults, three children plus hay, extra fresh veg and nuggets for four guinea pigs). No school dinner costs though. I don't tend to buy cleaning stuff, nappies etc on a weekly basis, just as and when we need them, so hard to say how much that is weekly.

The food amount would be more if we have friends round for Sunday lunch or dinner - DH would tend to buy nicer meat from the butcher, I would buy extra ingredients to make a pudding etc. Could easily add another £20-30 to weekly food if we are entertaining.

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