food bills

(30 Posts)
sheard Tue 09-Feb-16 07:35:48

how much do u spend on food pw gas and elec just to compare plse we are a low income family 2 adults one teen.

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Fluffycloudland77 Tue 09-Feb-16 09:09:27

Energy is £35 a month and food £160. Only us two thoughts.

Teens aren't cheap to feed.

Madmog Tue 09-Feb-16 09:21:23

Two adults and one teen. £45-50 pw on food. Gas and electricity on DD, presently £49 monthly.

sheard Tue 09-Feb-16 10:20:07

is that 49 each??? im trying to be carefull gas and elec at ten pounds p[w each and food 60 pw didn't know if that's ok struggle on 60 pw food

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gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Tue 09-Feb-16 10:22:21

£400 on g&e (old house, needs new boiler desperately) about £500 a month on food

sheard Tue 09-Feb-16 10:24:36

jesus 400 pm on food how many of u xx

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gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Tue 09-Feb-16 10:28:47

2 adults, 1 child. about £100-120 a week, we buy organic meat and don't exactly scrimp on food. I know we could cut back dramatically if we needed to.


Pigwitch Tue 09-Feb-16 10:32:40

About £100 a week on food (including household stuff ) sometimes more if DP buys expensive cuts of meat or seafood. That's for 2 adults and 3 children .

unimaginativename13 Tue 09-Feb-16 11:20:57

£60 a week - 2 adults 1 baby including £13 on formula.

Xmasbaby11 Tue 09-Feb-16 11:22:51

£100 a week on groceries including nappies toiletries etc

Energy £125 a month (big house)

2 adults 2dcs

QforCucumber Tue 09-Feb-16 11:30:03

2 of us and 2 cats - dual fuel bill is £52 a month, food is approx £40-£50 a week. Never over £50.

Paulat2112 Tue 09-Feb-16 11:47:55

Gas is £9 a week and electric is £11. We are in a large two bed(its more the size of a three bed) semi, it's a newish build (7 years old). I think that's pretty good as we are home during the day and i always have the heating on in the cold months.

Food we spend about £70 pw, i do shop in Waitrose so i don't think that's bad. 2 adults, 3 little kids (7,4,2)

annielostit Tue 09-Feb-16 15:50:54

£90. / month gas & elec. Food is £120 including wine x 2. 3 adult ( giant 17ds ) I buy local butcher meat, lidl & m&s. I buy basic tomatoes puree etc from lidl to indulge in the other shops, but only buy what we need.

Madmog Wed 10-Feb-16 11:25:04

Sorry I wasn't clear, it's £49 for both. We've been paying £47 until recently but have just reviewed costs with EDF and it'll now be £49 which I think is about right for us.

CremeEggThief Wed 10-Feb-16 13:08:48

£40-45 on food for 1 adult and 1 teenage boy (so, 2 adults really), but we are vegetarian. On key meters for both gas and electricity. Gas is £20 a week at this time of the year (based on heating on 6.5- 8 hours a day), but £3.50-4 a week in summer, when the heating is off. Electricity works out at £7-8 per week, all year around.

sheard Wed 10-Feb-16 18:46:08

This is really useful im going to try save on food looking at other pples spend thanks all xx

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Fluffycloudland77 Wed 10-Feb-16 19:20:05

Think outside the box for food. I hate the phrase but it's true!.

Pound shops
Farm foods
Approved food
Online spice shops like Eastend.

All a bit overlooked but do brands for less or basics really, really cheaply. I've just started doing spice mixes like fajita mix or doner kebab. They are so cheap but taste nicer than what ready made spice mixes.

Clicksnap, checkout smart, topcashback snap n saves and shopitize apps all give money off whatever their promoting or free items. It adds up quickly and dh has an account too so it really helps.

Kim82 Wed 10-Feb-16 19:26:02

We pay £85 per week for groceries including cleaning products and cat food. There are 2 adults, 4 children aged 14, 11, 8 and 18 months) and £27 per week in energy - direct debit is £109 per month.

wannabestressfree Wed 10-Feb-16 19:27:18

1 adult three teenage boys
Gas and electric £90
Food £120 a week.

ConkersDontScareSpiders Wed 10-Feb-16 19:33:51

1 adult, 2 DD's ( and an extra adult when exh comes for tea-3 times a week ish)75 a week on food, basic toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant etc as opposed to fancy shampoo which I budget for seperately), Guinea pig and cat supplies.79 a month on gas and electric.looking at everyone else's that seems high-I wonder if because our boiler is very old?

Savagebeauty Wed 10-Feb-16 19:36:14

Depends what time of the year. Summer gas/ electric is £80 a month, winter it's £200.
Food for 2 about £350

annielostit Wed 10-Feb-16 22:05:55

You can't always save on food because someone spends less. your budget & spend is relevant to you no one else. I could spend less but don't need or want to at the minute.

annielostit Wed 10-Feb-16 22:07:28

As I said upthread my food is £100+ a week.hmm

Allofaflumble Fri 19-Feb-16 19:00:08

Blimey. I don't know how you all keep your food bills so low. I have spent bear £50 for food and that's just me!

I think it must be because I am low carbing and it is a more expensive way to eat. That is mostly veg and only some blueberries! So no spuds, rice or pasta but even so that's a lot. And I Dont drink alcohol!

My fuel is £80 pm. Hoping that will come down a bit now I live alone.

feekerry Fri 19-Feb-16 19:16:45

I was wondering this.
Our elec has just gone up to 113 PER MONTH as we are paying to little and gas 84 per month. It happens ever winter then we end up getting a refund in summer angry
Food was 100 ish per week 2 adults,2 toddlers one fully in nappies and 2 cats. I think this is too much as we waste stuff so trying to get down to 80 ish per week

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