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What do you think is a reasonable amount of money to spend monthly for two adults (no diet restrictions) on:

1. Groceries
2. Eating out
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[User Picture]From: hajiomatic
2013-01-21 07:59 pm (UTC)

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not enough info.
cost of living in your area.
income level etc
[User Picture]From: ilysespieces
2013-01-21 08:02 pm (UTC)

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this, shit can vary by a whole lot depending on area and income
[User Picture]From: miss_almost
2013-01-21 08:14 pm (UTC)

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this. location and income are big factors in this.

also, depends on how often eating out is considered "reasonable" - like my SO and i might go out to eat once every 2 weeks or so and almost never have food delivered. but i have friends who go out to eat at least once a week AND mondays are pizza night (delivered) so how often you are purchasing prepared ready-to-eat food is a huge factor in this.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-01-21 08:01 pm (UTC)

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1. first is going to vary a lot, based on where the pair lives - could be anywhere from $250-500.

2. this one would vary probably more by priorities. back before my husband and I had children, we probably easily spent between $120-200 on dining out because we had the luxury of both time and money to do so. not the case anymore.
[User Picture]From: dostehseh
2013-01-21 08:02 pm (UTC)

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1. Whatever they are comfortable with and able to afford.

2. Whatever they are comfortable with and able to afford.
[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2013-01-21 08:07 pm (UTC)

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For a week of groceries or for one time dining out 30-50
Oops, didn't read the monthly part.
Groceries ~$120-$200
Dining out ~$50-$100 isn't completely unreasonable, I'd prefer to eat at home most of the time though bringing this cost way down.



Edited at 2013-01-21 08:11 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: obfuscate
2013-01-21 08:18 pm (UTC)

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I don't know what "reasonable" means.
1. We spend $200-250 per month on groceries, and I think that's fine.
2. We spend less than $200 on average on dining out, but the month to month amount varies a lot. We haven't spent anything in January, but we've had weekends where we've spent $400-500. It's reasonable for us.
[User Picture]From: shweetnettie13
2013-01-21 08:21 pm (UTC)

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1. I spend around 150-200 a month on groceries for my husband and me. That includes household stuff like detergent and cat supplies like litter. That's reasonable for me considering the money we bring in.

2. Again, for my husband and me, we probably spend between $40-80 eating out a month. $40 if we just do our Wednesday night dinners where we go to a place that has $4 burgers and we walk out of there having spent only $10. Or, it can be more if we go out with friends or have a date night or whatever.
[User Picture]From: can_be_cruel
2013-01-21 08:25 pm (UTC)

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Groceries: $200 (assuming you make larger trips every other week, with smaller trips in between)

Eating out: $200ish, still.

My husband and I spend about $150-$200 on groceries (I go through a LOT of produce every week), and probably about the same eating out. We could stand to cut back on eating out, for sure.
[User Picture]From: emptysilentlife
2013-01-21 08:33 pm (UTC)

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Around $200 for each.
[User Picture]From: dudewhatthefuuu
2013-01-21 09:05 pm (UTC)

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I usually spend around $100 a week on food for just myself. Lately though I've been trying to cut back on spending so I spend around $60 a week on groceries. On a good week. Haha
[User Picture]From: roasted_kiwi
2013-01-21 10:16 pm (UTC)

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Idk about a reasonable amount, but my SO and I spend $120 a month on groceries. We buy a lot of produce, but not much meat so it stays low.
Eating out.... Eurgh I spend too much, probably $60 a month for just myself. And it's usually fast food for convenience, not for a planned meal out or anything. Gotta kick that habit....
[User Picture]From: futurenurselady
2013-01-21 10:17 pm (UTC)

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It depends a lot on cost of living in the area and also allergies or other things like Chron's disease or diabetes restricting/affecting the diet of one or both people.
[User Picture]From: due27south
2013-01-21 10:38 pm (UTC)

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1. Whatever they can afford
2. See above
[User Picture]From: photogfrog
2013-01-21 11:02 pm (UTC)

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Monthly? $400-500 in food, $200-300 eating out
[User Picture]From: scaramoucher
2013-01-21 11:14 pm (UTC)

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My grocery bill is almost $600 for the month for two people. Sometimes less, sometimes more.

Idk, $200-300?
[User Picture]From: spacefem
2013-01-21 11:51 pm (UTC)

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you can actually google "USDA cost of food" and it gives some nice guidelines.

At most, they say a family of two needs to spend $180 per week, based on the most recent food cost numbers.

Edited at 2013-01-21 11:52 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2013-01-22 02:40 am (UTC)

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Whatever they want to spend and can afford.
[User Picture]From: crackthesafe
2013-01-22 08:28 pm (UTC)

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My budget (and thus what I consider reasonable for us) is $100 for eating out a month and $200 for groceries. I can usually always stay in my budget for groceries but we almost never stay in the budget for eating out since that is our current vice. :\