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Grocery bills ?

(8 Posts)
Eaney Tue 26-Apr-05 18:33:42

I am trying to figure out what is reasonable as we are trying to economise. I read somewhere that an average grocery bill in the UK is £600. Do you think this is about right?

Titania Tue 26-Apr-05 18:35:02

ours is about 500 a month.

snafu Tue 26-Apr-05 18:35:09

£600??? Over what timescale?

snafu Tue 26-Apr-05 18:36:03

Oh, over a month! Phew! Still quite a lot though, I would have thought.

Donbean Tue 26-Apr-05 18:39:14

my God that is a huge grocery bill!
My top tip is to plan your meals for the week, make a list of what you need for these meals and stick to it.
My weekly shop costs me £90 when i need things like washing powder, etc. But normally its about £40/50. I tend to buy the shops own brands but stick to my list.
Oh and eat before you go shopping, that always helps me!

Eaney Tue 26-Apr-05 18:43:21

Sorry. £600 for a month. I think that is for an average family with 2 children.

BadHair Tue 26-Apr-05 18:50:21

I would say that £600 per month is way too much. We spend around £300 per month, though it has to be said that the children have their tea at my mum's twice a week so that's 2 (small) meals less. I do the same as Donbean to keep the costs down.

misdee Tue 26-Apr-05 18:53:35

i spend 60-70 a week. i now do shopping online, and just grab extras during the week (like milk, fresh bread and veg)

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