Which is more expensive????

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
February 22, 2008 10:38am CST
Mnay dine out while some prefer to cook their own food at home.i was recently out with a couple of family friends on a dinner date and after paying the bill i checked to see what it would have cost to prepare the same meal for just the four of us at home,your guess is as good as mine.It would cost a lot less.The wine was also about 120% more expensive than the price at the stores.Would you rather eat at the restaurant or prepare your own meals at home,considering the cost?
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I used to love to eat out when the food tasted alot better than what it does now. It is more expensive but worht it when you figure in the time it takes to cook it and the gas or electric bill. I would rather cook and eat at home if I could get that restaurant taste in my food. It would be alot cheaper and we wouldn't have to go anywhere for it.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
26 Feb 08
well i asked my wife to go for catering classes recently because i actually wanted to have a feel of these restaurant taste when we eat in and its been amazing,i think you should also try it out.its fun and believe me less expensive in all ways
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Yes. that would be nice to try sometime. I wish I had the time and money to do those kinds of things also to learn more and eat better food.
• Norway
26 Feb 08
hi there. i see you are from sa. me too. sometimes it isnt that much cheaper. at barcelos i bought 2 quarter chickens, 2 spicy rice and 2 home made rolls for R30. i wouldnt be able to make it myself for as cheap. but i do agree that some are ridiculous. R40 for a burger is daylight robbery.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Eating out is almost always more expensive than dining in. I do enjoy going out to eat every once in awhile, but it is just so much easier and cheaper to stay home and cook.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
23 Feb 08
its ok tostay at home and eat it helps to eat within youtr tummy,sometimes when you go out you get served more than you can eat and what happens to the leftovers i wonder but well the restaurant is not bothered about that as you have already paid
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I love to eat out occasionally. I think everyone does,but it is much cheaper to cook at home.We eat out maybe twice a month and that is usally pizza or fast food.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
23 Feb 08
not a bad thing to eat out at least its all within your budget andthat means you can afford it spoil yourself a little when you can
• United States
22 Feb 08
I prefer cooking at home and it is less expensive. It gets more and more expensive, though. The price of fresh fruit and vegetables has gotten ridiculous! That said, I still enjoy eating out once in a while. It's nice to be served!
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
23 Feb 08
yes you are right,being served while eating out gives me the feeling that am king and its not such a bad idea if it does not become an habit as it will affect the purse if you really cant afford it or you may end up eating junk which is just not too healthy
• United States
22 Feb 08
It is definitely more expensive to eat out. You can make your own meal for a lot less then you can buy it. However, there is something special about having your meal prepared, brought to you, and cleaned up for you. This makes it worth while to go out. Especially for those of us who hate cooking.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
23 Feb 08
yes i know sometimes you just want to get a little lazy and spoil yourself its ok as long as you can afford it