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How much do you spend weekly on food? AIBU to spend?

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early30smum Fri 06-Jan-17 17:19:24

Just that, really? For how many people and does that include cleaning stuff/toiletries? Just stuff bought in supermarkets/online/small shops etc not including any meals out/coffees etc. We seem to spend a lot and I'm beginning to think IABU about the amount... Interested to hear what everyone roughly spends.

hayser33 Fri 06-Jan-17 17:21:32

Loads and loads . Family of 5 here and we spend 100-120 even if I go to lidl or Aldi I spend that. It was more when we used to drink wine and beer ! I'm really trying to get it down to 80 but it's not happening.

TheWitTank Fri 06-Jan-17 17:23:52

I would say around £90- £100 with everything, including top up groceries in the week. Family of 4 shopping at Aldi and very occasionally Sainsburys (but only for bits and bobs!)

esiotrot2015 Fri 06-Jan-17 17:25:00

Between 80-100 for family of four

littlepeas Fri 06-Jan-17 17:25:39

Family of 5 and a big dog - in the region of £200 a month.

Madhouse05 Fri 06-Jan-17 17:26:30

100-120 all from Sainsburys to feed family of 5. Know if I'm more careful I could prob get it down to £80-90..... Is one of my New Year's resolutions!

Camomila Fri 06-Jan-17 17:27:39

£50/60 odd in the main shop plus £5/10 on bits throughout the week. 2 adults and DS 9 months (no formula but nappies, wipes, and a fancier range of fruit and veg than we'd get otherwise)

Alternate between Aldi, Sainsbury's and Tesco depending on what we need/if we are in a rush as Tesco is nearest.

AgnesNitt1976 Fri 06-Jan-17 17:27:52

Between £45-£50 a week one adult and one teenager. This includes all cleaning products, toiletries and pet food, I shop at Tesco.

HorraceTheOtter Fri 06-Jan-17 17:28:32

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Madhouse05 Fri 06-Jan-17 17:28:46

Wow littlepeas - that's impressive! What's the secret? Are you veggie so no meat? Please say where you shop - think I should try it out!

Purplebluebird Fri 06-Jan-17 17:28:47

£70 strictly as maximum, we are 3 people (2 adults and an all-consuming toddler). This is including shampoo/toiletpaper/cleaning stuff/post stamps/alcohol and whatever else smile We don't have a lot of money to spend on other things, or go out for dinner, because we try to eat really well, and it's expensive! We do online shopping at Sainsbury's or Tesco, as I don't drive so can't get to the shop that easily.

To cut back I have found that it helps to have 2-3 vegetarian/vegan days per week, as meat costs a bomb! We also make leftovers that my other half can take for lunch at work, or enough to have the same dinner two days in a row.

What do you spend? smile

MissSmiley Fri 06-Jan-17 17:29:44

£160 on Tesco shop and couple of £20 top ups in the week. Family of 7. Work at home so that includes all meals for me and dh.

Purplebluebird Fri 06-Jan-17 17:29:53

Ah yes, and it includes the neverending nappies.

Namejustfornappies Fri 06-Jan-17 17:29:59

Family of 5 (although 3 are very small so don't eat much) - about £70 plus a £20 mid week top up. I don't stint on food though.

HorraceTheOtter Fri 06-Jan-17 17:30:52

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Namejustfornappies Fri 06-Jan-17 17:31:00

We use cloth nappies and washable wipes though. But everyone eats lunch at home apart from dd1.

Lovelybangers Fri 06-Jan-17 17:31:24

Very little.

Just me and DH now, the majority of the time.

£12 on an veg delivery box- then top ups aprox £40 a week.

Am mostly vegetarian, booze and toiletries/cleaning stuff comes from Costco

LemonyFresh Fri 06-Jan-17 17:31:31

About £40 for 2 adults shopping in Aldi. However one is heavily pregnant and one works a very physical job so probably eating too much at the moment.

Turquoisetamborine Fri 06-Jan-17 17:31:57

About £350pm for two adults, a nine yr old who has school dinners and a one yr old. This is mostly between Morrisons and Aldi/Lidl.

We don't have huge appetites and try to have three meat free days a week.

SparkleShinyGlitter Fri 06-Jan-17 17:32:07

About £140 but that includes nappies/wipes/formula/ cleaning stuff

SparkleShinyGlitter Fri 06-Jan-17 17:32:18

A week

Turquoisetamborine Fri 06-Jan-17 17:33:48

Ah yes this includes nappies, cleaning products and alcohol but we don't have pets to buy for.

gerbo Fri 06-Jan-17 17:34:33

Sainsburys weekly delivery, dh, me and 9 and 6 year old. Includes toiletries, household stuff, everything - approx £100 per week. No booze in that usually, but all food, cleaning bits, loo roll, dishwasher tabs, etc.

Occasionally I top up in town, no meals out for us or cafes, coffees, etc.

Don't feel guilty about the amount though as we eat well, fresh food each night, and we prefer to spend money on that than clothes, nights out, etc. -and I don't throw much away. Husband takes leftovers for lunch every day. Have tried to reduce the amount in interests of saving some money but it's tricky. I work almost full time so chances to get to Lidl and the like are slim, and I have no wish to spend my weekend in a supermarket, so we carry on with our delivery!

LBOCS2 Fri 06-Jan-17 17:35:57

£400ish a month. We do a mixture of Ocado and ALDI. Family of 4ish (2 adults, a preschooler, a weaning baby and a 9yo who is here at weekends).

CremeEggThief Fri 06-Jan-17 17:36:08

£40-50 for absolutely everything with Sainsburys online/ Co-op or village shop for top-up of essentials. That's for me and 14 year old DS. Vegetarian household, which obviously helps and DS gets free lunch at school too.

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