Saturday, August 18, 2007

How Much Do You Spend on Groceries Every Month?

When I sat down earlier this year and redid our budget I budgeted $300 a month for our family of five. That includes food, diapers, health and beauty items, toilet paper and paper towels and cleaning supplies. I thought, I'm a good couponer, surely I could do that?

I quickly realized that it wasn't going to be enough.

After a couple months of trial and error I average $450 a month, and get back about $60 in grocery rebates. Our total comes to $390 a month after rebates, which isn't too far off what I had first tried to spend.

How much do you spend a month on groceries? (include the # of people you are buying for also)

6 comments:

no more spending said...

Hi
£180 ($360) for five. 2 adults, 2 adult children (20 and 17) and 1 13 year old.
It's hard but I can do it!

Mom of 3 said...

Wow-that's really impressive. I know it gets harder to keep the grocery budget low as your children get older (and bigger!)

glblguy said...

Before you read this, make sure you are sitting down...

$1100 per month. 2 adults, 6 kids. Includes diapers, cleaning supplies, etc.

Sheri said...

I just found your blog and am bookmarking it now!
I grocery game and only spend about $200 or less on groceries, health and beauty and cleaning supplies- total.
For a family of 6- me, hubby, 17 yr old boy, 16 yr old boy, 14 yr old girl, 12 yr old boy.

Mom of 3 said...

glblguy,
Ok, you've got a big family, but we've got to teach you some couponing :)
I'll let you know when I find some good diaper deals.

Sheri,
Thanks! And you ROCK at the grocery game, I still haven't gotten my total that low. I think the diapers and organic meat really makes the total high.

Sheri said...

diapers and organic meat will DEFINITELY make that oop go up! Great review on the GG today, by the way. I didn't realize you gamed! (duh, of course you would!)