How much money do you spent just for food in one month?

@icesmile (7160)
Romania
June 10, 2009 2:41pm CST
Here we say sometimes say that we must work just for stomach, i mean we spent a lot of money for food, maybe is specific for people from my country to like to eat very good...all time in supermarket people buy a lot of food....sometimes i ask myself how people like to eat so much? I like to go to shopping one time in one week and i take only what i need, i am not a person who like to eat to much, and i like to buy only what i need. I don t like to live for eating, i like to eat for living.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I spend an about $300 per month for food. With dogs food, maybe $400... It is not even, every month is different, I probably spend less during the Summer, because I am vegetarian...
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@icesmile (7160)
• Romania
10 Jun 09
Hi, only 300 $? is not to much, this mean that there food is very cheap, here, a normal family, spent maybe 500 dollrs, food is very expensive.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
10 Jun 09
no it is not cheap, I spend that much only for myself.......
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@icesmile (7160)
• Romania
10 Jun 09
Than is not cheap, you are right...just for one person is much
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@kelly10 (678)
10 Jun 09
Until last year I had two part time jobs and always had enough money to buy food, pay bills, live, go out and enjoy myself with no debt. I was then made redundant from one of the jobs and quickly had to make some changes. I decided to set myself a budge of £100 which covers food, drink and toilettries. If any item of food etc is shared between me and my boyfriend he then pays for half of it. He has his own budget too, although his is buy it if you want it and no set limit. I've never spent all of my budget in one month so whatever is left at the end of the month I save in a jar for treats etc. It's a great way to save but it is not a guaranteed amount each month. I often go shopping when food has been reduced due to the date and then put it in the freezer. I buy a lot of own brand foods and use things sparingly. Luckly the job I was left with looked after me and gave me some more hours although they have now been cut, but I'm not too worried as I know I will be able to still feed myself and have a treat here and there.
@mmiceli (382)
10 Jun 09
I'm a broke college kid, so I probably spend about 100 bucks a month. I actually spend more on fast food and eating out then buying from the grocery store. But my dad just bought me tons of groceries when he came to visit so I won't have to eat out! Yay. Now I just have to kick the habit of eating at work!
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• India
11 Jun 09
Yes even I am a college student from India and I do not have much money to spend for food. I usually have the food at fast foods as it is tasty and quite cheap. I spend around Rs.50 per day ( around USD 1) for food. I do not have much more money in my account to spend daily for food. Its a rare occassion for me to goto hotels and other restaurants for food as they are quite costly according to my standards and I cannot afford that much amount on a daily basisi. Moreover, as a Vegetarian my food budget gets very low and hence I am able to survive by spending such a small amount for my food.
• United States
12 Jun 09
how much money u spend on food what u eat . it doesnt matter how much u spend . it only matters the quality and quantity of food . nothing we got to do with money . but it matters when we come for food . so dont see for money just see for food .
• United States
12 Jun 09
Me too like icesmile, i used to spend money for my necessary only. I will spend only for wat i need. i will not go every thing that avaliable in the bazzar. we can spent 10-20% of our earnings for food.
• Malaysia
11 Jun 09
I spent about RM 200 for food in a month,but why u want to know,answer me
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
11 Jun 09
I have only 2members in the family, I think we spent at least 250 bucks for food every month, it sounds like a lot to me for only 2 people house family. It is because I like to cook and even though ewverytime when we go to the grocery store, I mark dopwn what I want, but I always end yp grabbing more stuff that's why it gets so expensive.
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
we need to eat food everyday. In our country from our earnings. The big portion of our budget will be in food. The reason why food got the big portion in our budget is the price of food here in our country is so expensive. especially when you are only earning with a minimum salary may be sometimes your salary is not enough for food budget.
@Niah1976 (733)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
I am not so sure but I think four thousand pesos. I have a toddler so her milk is included there already. She consumes four cans of milk a month. So most of the money goes there. Happy my lotting to you!!!
• Malaysia
11 Jun 09
I do not count the exact amount. But roughly is 500 a month, properly less than that. In previous time, when inflation 0 time, can even use less than that amount for food. It is impossible now.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
When I had a job before I spend around $200 just to eat out or for snacks in the house. I do not need to buy food for the house since I am currently living with my in-laws. We always eat out or buy something to eat because my son usually likes to eat all sort of food. But paying that much is a little high for the money I get for a month.
@guixiu81 (30)
• China
11 Jun 09
Same as I, usually, i just but the things i need, but maybe some people relieve their feeling through food.One of my colleague says when she is in bad mood, she always but may food to eat, through this way she will feel better,at my point it's strange to do that, but to some people, they like that it. So what do you think of it? eat for living or live for eating.
• India
11 Jun 09
Recently in India, food has become really really expensive. Just the other day I was doing a calculation and it works out like the prices of most essential food commodities have double in the past couple of years. And this as I said are the essentials, absolutely necessary for a normal middle-class household to survive…I am not even thinking of supermarket extras. Well, taking into account all this, I spend around Rs. 5000/- per month (approx USD 100) for my family of three. I have a 10yr old son, so cant really compromise.
• United States
11 Jun 09
I think I spend about 600 just for 4 but one is a one year old. When I have people over it will be more way more the good thing is that they do not stay that long. I do like for them to stay with me for a month or two but after that it get really expensive to have them visit.
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
I usually spend $100 every month on my food. Eating heavy meals 3 times a day.
@garyc09 (133)
11 Jun 09
i dont spend much, probably only £30 i live at home at the moment with my parents still which is best to do for as long as possible for future finance.
• United States
11 Jun 09
I spend around $500 each month in food...I have 2 growing children that like to eat but never really gain anything but i buy stuff they each and most of its not cheap or on sale but if they'll eat it i'll buy it....If for just myself i spend maybe $100 if that but with myself and 2 children i sped around $500 each month sometimes i dont hit $500 jsut depends really.
@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
11 Jun 09
i spend money on food by the way i feel most of the time when i go to gro. if i am hungrey i spend to much and if i go when i am not i won't spend very much. i do like to eat. i eat to much now and i don't eat the right kindds of food either iam by my self so i eat a lot of junk food and i didn't used to
• Canada
10 Jun 09
My husband and I went shopping for food yesterday, and we spent $199. We have enough food to last for a month, at which point we'll go back to the store and spend around $200, once again. That's our monthly food budget, and it works well for the two of us. We know where the sales are, and we are able to get a lot for our $200.