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For those of you who live alone...
« on: November 29, 2016, 03:49:33 AM »
What do you pay for food every month? I'm paying for myself and wonder what a reasonable amount would be.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 04:30:16 AM »
That depends on your tastes, cooking abilities, and your resources.

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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 05:47:00 AM »
Excellent question. I'll note down the individual amounts and come back to this in a month.

For now, I suspect that it's way too much as I often eat out, and not necessarily at them burger joints either.
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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 06:22:34 AM »
Thank Asmo!
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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 07:07:28 AM »
Of course, my values will be in Norwegian currency, but I will adjust for the cost of living differences in Britain and the USA to the best of my mathematical abilities.

I think I'll end up being towards the top of what one might consider reasonable.
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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2016, 09:12:30 AM »
It also depends on where you live, different cost of living rates and all that.  Mine is $300 a month if I'm being sensible, which is rare.  It's usually around $500 with all the eating out.
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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2016, 04:02:05 PM »
If I lived alone, I'd be eating mostly Cheerios and Trader Joe's frozen pizzas so... like $250/mo

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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 03:14:42 PM »
I pay about $350 on food for myself. I could spend less, but then I'd have to spend more time on food prep, and I could spend more if I wanted less food prep time. I find that at present, this is an acceptable compromise making my food prep time to be acceptable and the costs not so bad. I also buy some things I don't need to but I like to. Also, I eat out for 5 of the 21 weeks meals on average.

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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2016, 03:54:47 PM »
I live alone but luckily I go to my dad's for lunch which saves me a lot of cash. So I guess I;m not a good person to answer here


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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2016, 09:31:21 PM »
Never totted up what my food spend is. Usually spend $10 to $15 a week eating out.

Maybe four visits a week to the supermarket @  $15 average, but that will include household stuff. I like to get bread, fruit and veg as fresh as possible.

So, say, $350 per month max.

Luckily, at the moment,  I have a surplus of income over outgoings so I don't budget. What Brexit will bring is another matter . . .
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Re: For those of you who live alone...
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 08:37:03 PM »
Food costs depend on where you live. Alaska is surely more expensive than Alabama.

I often do the grocery shopping and almost always spend less than my wife, Elaine, because she tends to be an impulse buyer and is a sucker for a bargain. Result is that our food pantry is overflowing with items that we may never use. All together I would guess at $600 per month for the two of us.

 Elaine is a social person so she eats out with her friends a lot. I do not even want to know how much she spends on restaurant food. Plenty I am pretty sure. She is into Asian, Thai, Viet, and Sushi. 

My booze expenditures does not factor into the food consumption estimate........Maybe $60 per month.