Bobby and I were seriously discussing the possibility of moving in together next summer. I’m trying to come up with a reasonable grocery budget for us. Based on what I spend now at home for Dad and I, it’s typically around 40-50 every two weeks. I don’t buy us a lot though. Lunch meat, cheese, bread, milk, eggs, butter and whatever staple we are out of, like sugar. Sometimes I get canned goods also and spaghetti and chicken and ground round. But I only shop once every couple weeks and never spend more than $60, so I thought a reasonable amount for Bobby and I would be $200 a month.
Any thoughts or opinions?
I would make a separate household budget for things like paper products and cleaning supplies, around $50 a month.
On one of the sites, I found a young couple that spent no more than $200 but they seemed to be the exception. It shocked me to see that one man who lives alone, eats out for lunch and dinner spends over $800 a month on food!! He only buys breakfast items to keep at home. Crazy.
I figure that I will cook a real meal about 4x a week and 3 days we can eat leftovers. Maybe even cook 3 days and 4 days eat leftovers, not sure.