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How much a week are you spending on food?

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44christmaspuddingsinarow Thu 09-Oct-08 16:19:13

How much a week are you spending on food and how much more is this amount than last year?

I seems to be spending £50 per week around £10 more than this time last year.

Is it going to keep rising? Or will it stabilize now?

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Thu 09-Oct-08 17:25:52

I think its stabilised - possibly even starteing to go down. Read that the supermarkets are starting to have price wars again.

I spend about £40 a week in supermarket and another £10 a week getting bits and bobs such as extra fruit and milk. About the same as last year but have swopped from Tesco to Morrisons.

Went back to Tesco today as that end of town and spent £58 which is more than I would spend in Morrisons.

shootfromthehip Thu 09-Oct-08 17:32:55

I spend about £80 a week (co-op) but am trying to do a big Aldi shop every 2 weeks- have seen a big difference since I started shopping there

nooOOOoonki Thu 09-Oct-08 17:36:05

for everything including bread and milk (but not nappies/alcohol) about £70 and it has gone up since last year

CharCharGabor Thu 09-Oct-08 17:44:33

We spend about £80 on a big monthly shop. This includes cleaning supplies, nappies and wipes. Then about £5 a week to top up on milk, fruit and veg and bread. So altogether 95 a month/just under £25 a week. Sounds quite cheap when I work it out like that!

Lauriefairycake Thu 09-Oct-08 17:53:53

£120 a week including toiletries/cleaning products/washing powder and all lunches

Family of 3

ManxMum Thu 09-Oct-08 17:54:35

Approx £100 per week for 3 adults, one child, three cats and this doesn't include washing powder or nappies and we don't smoke or drink. bloody expensive here in Tesco!

PinkTulips Thu 09-Oct-08 18:17:11

weekly shop is averaging close to 200 euros a week, that includes all groceries not just food and is for a family of 2 adults, 2 kids, one bump (the bump craves expensive things wink) and 3 cats

last year i think it was closer to 120/150 euros

lucysmam Thu 09-Oct-08 18:24:40

fortnightly about £50-£60 for everything including any top-ups/nappies/milk etc

But, I did an online Asda shop 2 weeks ago for £67.something & still have enough of almost everything (apart from nappies/wipes/fresh stuff) to last another 2 weeks

Used to be £30 a fortnight at Netto before the lo came along

Miyazaki Thu 09-Oct-08 18:26:24

I spend about £100, prob a bit less than last year, (formula and more nappies) plus buying even less meat.

SpandexIsMyEnemy Thu 09-Oct-08 18:28:05

I typically do £45 one week, and then approx £20 the next, then £45-£50 and then £20 again,

so over a month prob about £130-£140 ish?? about £35 a week I think? possibly?

but tbh I buy when I run out of more than one thing blush so I usually do the £20 one as a 'top up' type one.

SoloTheCharmedOne Thu 09-Oct-08 18:29:55

I used to spend around £60pw on food, but have had to slash it to around £25pw which is sooooooo hard to do.

beansmum Thu 09-Oct-08 18:34:46

I spend £20-30pw for 2 of us. That is less than last year, but I am being MUCH more careful.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Thu 09-Oct-08 18:36:47

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PinkTulips Thu 09-Oct-08 19:08:08

do ypou all live on sausages and baked beans? hmm

i know ireland is more expensive and my shop is more because of dd's intolerances but still...

am getting depressed reading this tbh

eandh Thu 09-Oct-08 19:09:40

around £50 per week occasionally less, lots of dinners with mince at the mo or whatever meat on offer plus filling up with veg/pasta/potatos and not so many treats anymore

quaranta Thu 09-Oct-08 19:15:11

about £130 a week 2 adults, 2 small ones, mother's help here every day, friends to tea often. i think it is a HUGE AMOUNT and am trying to cut down. i need to. it is better now i don't shop at the ruinous Ocado. ( thought i loved it.)

quaranta Thu 09-Oct-08 19:16:12

sorry - though i loved it. and much of what i buy has been organic. that will have to stop.

thirtysomething Thu 09-Oct-08 19:25:33

I spend about £160 a week at the moment how is that possible? That includes all lunches for 4 of us and food for 2 cats but still...combination of Asda, Tesco, co-op Morrisons, sainsburys and includes all toiletries, laundry stuff etc. Where am I going wrong?

oldwomanwholivedinashoe Thu 09-Oct-08 19:28:19

oh my Lord how on earth do you do it for £25???????? I would seriously like to know? i spend about £400 permonth -everything included, even the little bits ie newspapers, snacks, milk. £25 is amazing - i just dont know how you manage it.

serin Thu 09-Oct-08 21:17:46

About £120 per week in the supermarket and bread and milk as extras throughout the week.
There are 5 of us and 1 cat (who thoughtfully supplements his own diet with the odd mouse etc). This is a lot less than I used to spend as have ditched M&S and Sainsbury's in favour of Asda.

IMO Aldi is more expensive than Asda.

DabblesInDabbles Thu 09-Oct-08 21:23:39

what are you buying for only £25 - £50 a week???

mrsruffallo Thu 09-Oct-08 21:25:25

5 quid a week on fresh fruit, veg,bread and milk?
Someone's having a laugh here.

mrsruffallo Thu 09-Oct-08 21:27:19

25 pounds a week is impossible.
I live in London and I know it is pricier than the rest of England but I do think that char-char is having a laugh.

If I am really careful and budget I can do 70-80 pounds a week.

IotasCat Thu 09-Oct-08 21:29:31

I seem to be spending about £130pw on the main shop plus £20 to £30 on top up bread and milk etc in the week.

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