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    How much do you spend per week and how many in your household?
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    Hmm... I don't really keep track or anything, but I'd say $65 a week. Not counting going out to lunch once or twice a week. Just me
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    Including home provisions, to feed a family of four for us, it's about 100$ a week, give or take. Sometimes things add up and we need more than that (Omg, the dog food is out, we're out of paper towels and toilet paper, we happen to need more shampoo and there's a lamp on sale.) but I can normally get by with 100$ a week. I should mention that I consider water room/cleaning necessities in with grocery bills, since we get all that at the same location.

    I do "no spend" days.. so whenever I buy groceries, immediately we claim the next day is a no-spending day.. so unless it's an emergency, we don't buy anything the next day. It keeps us on budget and forces us to plan everything out in advance.
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    Holy crap! Kelric & kyuuei, that's awesome! I'm not telling what I spend until someone else comes close!
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    A couple hundred a week, give or take. That includes paper and cleaning products, toiletry items, pet food, etc. There are seven of us.
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    Jen: It's not so awesome, but I don't have much of a choice in the matter either. I wish I could spend more on better foods, but we work with what we've got and we're satisfied, which is all you really need to be with food. The main thing is to identify what you can't live without eating.. then work around the rest.

    Cafe: At first when I read that I was like "omg rly?!" but with 7 to feed, that's about what my parents spent back when there were more of us in the house.. we had 8 mouths to feed everyday for quite a while.
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    Including beer & toiletries, $60-80/wk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Cafe: At first when I read that I was like "omg rly?!" but with 7 to feed, that's about what my parents spent back when there were more of us in the house.. we had 8 mouths to feed everyday for quite a while.
    We use paper plates and a decent amount of convenience food because it's difficult to find anything besides chicken nuggets that everybody will eat, especially with autistics in the house. We've also found that if we don't keep some easy stuff on hand, we eat out more and expensive food at home is still usually cheaper than cheap food eaten out. And Don takes a lunch and several sodas with him to work most days.

    We keep most of our other expenses low, so food ends up being our single largest monthly expense.
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    Unhealthy mood:
    About $750 a month

    Healthy mood:
    About $450 a month

    This includes cigarettes / food / beverages (non-alcoholic).
    For one person ; me.

    When I'm on my lows, I eat less, and drink more (chocolate milk, ice coffee, energy drinks, etc). And only eat microwaved/junkfood.
    On my highs, I eat more and drink less. Eat a lot of bread, fruit, and I cook my own food. And drink orange/pineapple juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    How much do you spend per week and how many in your household?
    About 160$ per week. (Used an online currency converter. 1200 SEK.)
    I'm alone in my household, but I have a cooking interest.
    Sometimes I spend more, sometimes less.
    Depending on what type of ingredients are needed.

    Edit: as I saw in the post above, I wanted to state that this does not include cigarettes, eating out or such.

    Apart from a period (6 months) of actual poverty when I got scammed back in 2008 working in Norway, I haven't eaten boring food since I moved to my first apartment.

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