Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 52

Thread: Approx. how much do you spend on groceries for one person?

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    156
    Shop Now
    I'm struggling so hard to keep my grocery costs down in the context of my full monthly budget. If I'm not paying attention, I can easily spend $450 a month just for myself, not counting non-food items. There's no real reason I couldn't keep it down to $300 with some effort. $75 a week should be more than sufficient in my area, even buying grass-fed/pastured meats and eggs and wild salmon, and shopping primarily at Whole Paycheck.

    But I kind of suck at this whole grocery shopping thing. Le sigh.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    360
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    I'm also spend about 25-30 (converted to dollars) per day, just for myself. I'm eating gross greek yogurt, and cheap bacon (almost 100% fat) I don't eat any beef but ground etc., however it's all grassfed and all that stuff. Unfortunately sometimes the prices lead me to eat chocolate bars or nut butters.
    Feel ya pain bro...when I vacayed at your necks of the wood, I pretty much spent half of my allowance on food. smh

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington state
    Posts
    6,902
    All said and done, with coffee and tea, sugar for my Kombucha, occasional suet for tallow, etc., it probably ends up averaging 55 to 65 dollars a week for me. Whole Foods has really cheap grass-fed steak (tough cuts, cook 'em slow), pastured eggs for something like 5 or 6 dollars and often heart or other beef/chicken offal. The Ukraine Market has Aroy-D coconut milk for 89cents a box, and okinawan sweet potatoes so cheap I always think their cashier goofed. Grocery Outlet has canned oysters, black olives, avocados usually dirt cheap, and sometimes good soy-free dark chocolate. Trader Joe's has odds and ends bacon chunks for 2.99 a pound, frozen organic spinach for like 1.50 a bag and semi-acceptable meat and eggs if we didn't make it out to WF. We also eat lots of wild berries and I often gather nettle since it's better than spinach by far anyway, and free!
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

  4. #44
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    LBC, California
    Posts
    381
    according to my online banking "money map" i spend an average of 442.00 a month on food stuffs in general. this includes grocery shopping and occasional In n Out and Starbucks and supplies for guests. it probably also includes cat food and stuff.

    i think this is a generous underestimate. :P i do occasionally pay cash for things so i'd bet my true average is a little over 500.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    256
    Hard for me to say, because most of my food (the bulk of my meat and veggies) is communal (with my 10+ roommates). Plus we have a garden and a sweet old Korean lady who gives us extras from her garden. Personally, I spend $200/month aside from our common pantry & garden on coconut milk, nuts, tuna, eggs, jerky, extra fruit, bacon, salmon, coconut oil, pork rinds, etc.

    My guess is if I had to buy everything just for myself (1) I wouldn't eat as much organic or quality meats as I do and (2) I'd spend about $400 a month.
    My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.

    I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh

  6. #46
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    830
    I spend $150-$200 a month on food for myself. My diet is mostly greens, butter/ghee, grassfed beef, seafood, avocados, tomatoes, lots of mustard, zucchini, carrots, kombucha, salsa, tea, and some raw/grassfed cheese.
    "The mountains are calling and I must go."
    --John Muir


    "I don't know what's wrong with me, but I love this shit."
    --Tommy Caldwell


    ‎"Think like a geek. Eat like a hunter. Train like a fighter. Look like a model. Live beyond."
    --Hyperlithic

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Wet Coast of Canada
    Posts
    758
    Quote Originally Posted by unsuperb View Post
    ? I assume that they are referring to a CSA produce box, though I could be wrong. It's typically a cheaper way to obtain large quantities of locally grown produce (if you have the people to eat it)
    I am guessing that some CSAs must not be based on the idea of "local," but "organic" with no rules about where the food comes from.
    In my area there is a CSA box program where everything comes from the farm with the program. I plan on using their service starting next year.
    Female, age 51, 5' 9"
    SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.

    Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
    2013 goals are to get fit and strong!

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    725
    Quote Originally Posted by Christina* View Post
    I'm curious - approximately how much do you guys spend on groceries per person? TIA
    I buy primarily organic, whole foods and grass fed dairy products. I bet I spend $1200/mo easy for my family of 5. That is just grocery; not eating out or extras like coffee shop.
    Last edited by PHaselow; 08-22-2012 at 06:34 PM.

    Age 48
    Start date: 7-5-12
    5'3"
    121lbs
    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


    "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
    Henri Frederic Amiel

  9. #49
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    725
    Quote Originally Posted by MissJecka View Post
    I get my produce from a CSA, which I spent US$380 on for a 6-month single share. There are so many veggies, fruits, and berries that I've actually frozen about 1/4-1/3 of what I've gotten each week, so I think I'll be eating the stuff nearly all year.

    Because of this, the only things we (house of 2) buy at the supermarket or farmer's market are canned goods (coconut milk, etc.), meat, dairy, eggs and alcohol. On average, I think we spend about US$90 per week.
    This is how I'd like to do it next summer. I tried CSA two years ago and wasted so much food... eating with a different attitude now. I know I'll be able to use 20lbs of kohlrabi if that's all I get, plus the less than perfect look of the produce won't bug me like it used to do (picky shopper). I'm impressed with many people's stories!

    Age 48
    Start date: 7-5-12
    5'3"
    121lbs
    GOAL: to live to be a healthy and active 100


    "In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
    Henri Frederic Amiel

  10. #50
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    284
    Shop Now
    Converted to USD, I spend about $100 a week on my own food.

    The quality here is luckily really amazing as well. I can't imagine being a student as I am right now and being primal in some of the other countries where food is lower quality and more expensive.

    My bill only rises significantly if I start getting dark chocolate or nuts for snacks... I can easily spend $10 on an afternoon snack hahaha.
    Current weight lost: 82.9lb (37.6kg)

    Current PRs:
    Bench: 45kg/99lb
    Squat: 100kg/220lb
    Deadlift: 120kg/265lb

    My blog
    My journal

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •