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Weekly grocery budget for family of six?

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mummybto4 Mon 15-May-17 20:34:26

We have been living overseas for the past four years and will be returning to the UK soon. I've lost touch slightly with how much things cost (hoping it's cheaper than where we are now!) we are two adults and four kids between 5 and 15 years. Similar sized families: what would you say your average weekly food shop is? Thanks

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Mon 15-May-17 20:54:10

We are two adults and two dcs 6 and 9. I spend on average £200 a week.

BeauticianNotMagician81 Mon 15-May-17 22:06:13

We are a family of six dcs from 10 months to 12 years. I spend about £100 a week on food, cleaning products, nappies and wipes. My main shop is about £80 and then I spend £20 ish topping up on the essentials in the week. My children also have packed lunches. I shop online with my supermarket and just checkout with which ever supermarket that works out the cheapest so usually Asda or Tesco.

Leavesandburies Tue 16-May-17 13:36:47

If you are careful with brands and meal plan, you can eat really well for £100/wk.

Sofabitch Tue 16-May-17 13:38:25

I spend £100 week on average... less if i menu plan more if i just grab and go

Mu123 Tue 16-May-17 13:46:31

2 adults and 4 dc's, two still in nappies, we spend about 100 a week too.

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Tue 16-May-17 16:26:44

Gosh I clearly spend too much!!! grin

AliceTown Tue 16-May-17 16:29:41

2 adults, 4dc (teens to baby). Can't get my shopping bill under £150 at the moment. Teen is eating everything in sight!

MrsJoyOdell Tue 16-May-17 16:31:04

We are 2 adults and 4 children from 3-10. Our budget is £75 a week and we eat well on that. I shop at Sainsbury's and Aldi with the odd bit here and there from Morrisons as it's closest. Can't bear the quality in Asda/Tesco.

MrsJoyOdell Tue 16-May-17 16:31:55

I now feel pretty damn good at how much I spend grin

imip Tue 16-May-17 18:07:26

4 primary aged dc here 5-10 and dh and I.

The price of food is really going up, tbh. It's creeping past £130 to £140 just over the past month. It had been £120-130.

I'm not particularly budgeting, but can't be extravagant. This is Ocado and organic meat (but not necessarily organic everything else. Happy to have home brand, but prefer things such as environmental cleaners.

imip Tue 16-May-17 18:08:18

Includes most packed lunches also. Dh buys lunch.

mummybto4 Wed 17-May-17 18:54:03

Thank you all so much. I'm so relieved to hear that as at the moment here with four DCs between 5-15 (including packe lunches) we spend about £250 a week. Food is very expensive here but also so is wine which I think probably increases my spend by a fair bit grin

AutumnRose1988 Sun 04-Jun-17 12:01:17


Gosh I clearly spend too much!!! grin

Hehe this made me laugh. Bless you pancake. What are you buying Hun? Gold encrusted extra special range? We've all been there though, I've got 2 and always at the super market at £30 a time xxx

chaplin1409 Sun 04-Jun-17 13:39:20

We are a family of 6. 2 adults a 11, 12, 14 and 16 year old and we spend £110 a week.

Panicmode1 Sun 04-Jun-17 13:50:00

We have four DCs aged between 7 and 13 - I meal plan and shop at Ocado, spending £120 a week, with probably £20 a week top up shop. However, we also spend about £400 at Costco every six months, bulk buying toothpaste, washing up liquid, washing powder, loo rolls etc - so the above figure is just food.

Panicmode1 Sun 04-Jun-17 13:50:32

Oh and DH buys wine/gin separately so that doesn't include any alcohol or entertaining - literally just food for 6!

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