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How much do you spend on food weekly/monthly? In my household its 2 adults, 7yo and a baby... roughly we spend £50 minimum plus few top ups during the week. I think I need to economise...😁

BlueOrchid
1 month ago
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lcook90
lcook901 month ago

2 adults and we spend about £100 for 3-4 weeks (with milk bought weekly on top of that)

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NatalyKroxa
NatalyKroxa1 month ago

1 adult 2 kids (7y and 5y) about 60- 80£ per week,probably too much, but I am not buying ready meals,cooking myself,always get meat ,salmon prawns, fresh veg,and kids have fruits and berries every day, and I am not limiting them , so if they want 6 oranges(small),2 bananas and 2 apples, they will have it, as my point its better then eating sweets and crisps all the time .

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

There are 2 adults and a 2 year old in our house. I budget £60 a week for the shopping but never actually spend that much, it is normally between £45 and £55, but that includes nappies, wipes, dog food, toiletries, cleaning products, so for actual food it is roughly £45. I only do one shop a week, it is very rare that I do a top up shop.

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Tk3
Tk31 month ago

Way too much! There’s 5 in the house and we all like fresh foods. So I’m always shopping. Spending at least £100/week :/

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kfe202
kfe2021 month ago

Single person with inexpensive tastes. I spend £40 a month total for groceries, toiletries and cleaning products. Works out at about £10 per week and requires me to be creative. The downside of it is that eating can be a really boring thing on such a tight budget. The upside is that when I get creative and open up some food in the budget for a small treat, the feeling of success is amazing.

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MaxAllen
MaxAllen1 month ago

Too much!!

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
Original Poster
1 month ago

MaxAllen including nappies, wipes etc. And nappies has to be bloody Pampers which are very expensive... I would buy cheaper brands but my fiance insists on it. We also always have plenty of fruit, veg and vegetarian option protein mince etc.

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MaxAllen
MaxAllen1 month ago
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EarlyWorm
EarlyWorm1 month ago

God, you all spend so little! I thought I was doing well on £60 p/w for me and two teenage kids. That includes household cleaning products and other non-food supermarket items though.

I used to shop weekly, but at the start of lockdown I switched to fortnightly and I’ve stuck to that. I try to put £10 off stuff away as back up each month too.

I now subscribe to Tesco Clubcard Plus, so I get 10% off my two big shops a month. This makes me a good saving on my bills.

To supplement the big shops I sometimes nip out and go bargain shopping - late night yellow sticker hunting and have three shopping cashback apps, through which I regularly get freebies.

I could probably get by on a lot less if I needed to - I make everything from scratch, but I’m lucky to be able to afford a few nice treats for the kids and myself. I realise I’m very fortunate to have enough to feed my family and never have to go hungry.

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SuzJ
SuzJ1 month ago

I do a big grocery order roughly every two weeks and that can be anywhere from £120-£150. We have top up shops, mainly milk and bread every few days. That's for two adults, two teenagers, a toddler and three cats.

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SarahBenne67061
SarahBenne670611 month ago

£50 a week, 2 adults, a baby and a teenager on weekends.. we always spend more if we shop in asda instead of aldi or Lidl

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh1 month ago

Just on food for the humans, probably around £50 a week. There’s multiple food allergies we have to work around though, and that can be expensive.

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BlueOrchid
BlueOrchid
Original Poster
1 month ago

I suppose so far this week I spent about £30 so far. I got few more meals made up in the freezer. But then I nipped to my local Tesco to get milk and bread... I left with milk, bread, yoghurt, chocolate and couple pizzas and £10 lighter!!!😂😂😂😮

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EarlyWorm
EarlyWorm1 month ago

BlueOrchid little shops are lethal! I think that’s where all my money any before. You don’t realise how much you spend until the credit card bill comes in at the end of the month 😱

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AlisonBayne
AlisonBayne1 month ago

Two teenagers, two adults, it's about £40-£60 a week at Asda online, all in, and sometimes a top up shop of up to £20. Visiting the store always ends up costing more than buying online, so many temptations. Easier to stick to a list online. My husband spends a lot more than me, I'm a skinflint.

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nina090976
nina0909761 month ago

We spend about £60-£100 a week,Two adults,two kids,(depending on my 9 year who happens to have growth spurts every so often,the cupboards get raided 🙂 )

We also have a dog&two cats,plus my son likes to take a lunchbox to school.

We do plan meals ahead&we like to cook from scratch,with a few convenience foods...

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GSM
GSM30 days ago

I spend around £60 a week for 3 people including a toddler. I spend quite a lot in veggie stuff which is quite expensive but I won't change it.

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Leeann
Leeann30 days ago

2 adults 1 child atm we spend about 70 a week and do top ups I try my best to lower it but I live with the most fussy people ever lol I end up cooking 3 separate meals a night

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