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Monthly Food cost

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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 What do you think of this chart from US Dept of Agriculture?? Where does your family fit in?

by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 7:29 AM
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k9l1c5
by Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 8:11 AM

We are more on the thrifty plan I suppose. I don't even think we spend that much some weeks.

melindabelcher
by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 8:42 AM
We fit in the low cost plan since we get food stamps so all that money goes to food
mamamedic69
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 9:06 AM
We are in the thrift plan for a family of 2 but it feeds a family of 5.
michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 9:39 AM

We easily are below even the "Thrifty Plan".  For a household of (now) 6, we can get by with less than 2 adults on the Thrifty Plan.

TigerofMu
by Silver Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM
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We're not on the chart, but we usually spend less than the family of four listed in the left column.  We have serious shopping trips a couple of times a year where we purchase lots of bulk sale items that go into our pantry shed for the rest of the year, and through the winter (we generally get snowed in).  We also buy hamburger straight from the butcher about 100 lbs. at a time, so those months would be spikes in the grocery costs.  The rest of the time it is around $200 a month for produce, milk, eggs, things that we buy each month.


virginiamama71
by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM

 we are on the thrifty plan

IncognitoOne
by Bronze Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

We're a family of 5 and spend less than $400 a month.

Janet
by Bronze Member on Nov. 5, 2014 at 1:08 PM

 Moderate

June3May4June3
by Member on Nov. 5, 2014 at 1:19 PM
We are a family of 5 and spend around $650 on food alone a month.
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ablox
by Member on Nov. 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Were on the thrift plan. We usually don't spend more than $350 for all 3 of us.
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