Frugal Village Forums banner

1 - 20 of 397 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,214 Posts
Going with the same as last year ~ $600 for all food and HBA. 2 adults, 1 teen, 9 year old boy. Does not include dog food or eating out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,078 Posts
I'm cutting back a bit and hoping to stay around $400 for the month. We are a family of 3 with 1 cat and 1 dog. This new year I've decided to not combine pet food or h&b into the grocery budget so mine is for food only! For h&b and pet food I will budget an additional $200 for the month and that also includes dh's bp prescription.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
354 Posts
I have been paying $350 for 2 of us and my son moved out so now I live alone. I will aim for $250 a month. I have a garden and access to some free fruit, but I buy mostly organic food. I am a vegetarian too. I might be able to get it lower but for now, I will budget $250 for food only.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,488 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Iv been seriously thinking about this for a few weeks now.. Im pretty much stocked for the most part..Although I want to add more canned food & baking ingredients to build up my long term food storage..

Im thinking anywhere from $500 to $700 for a family of 6..that amount will fluctuate from month to month..my middle son might be joining the Marines this coming July or August..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,845 Posts
Right now my budget for 1 adult and
a cat is $300 per month/$150.00 per check.

I am planning to do some serious weight
loss with calorie controlled servings

This includes H&B, pet food and litter, and paper.
It doesn't include eating out or meds,
as they are budgeted separately.

My goal is to get it down to $200 per month if I can.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,024 Posts
Well.. my daughter pays for groceries as her R+B. She's 24 with the 10 month old and that's all she pays while here.

So, my budget is $50/month because there are some things I pick up here and there, but essentially, she takes care of it.

I need to talk to her on how to stretch her food budget.

I have a feeling she will be leaving the home this year though and I will add to the budget when that happens.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,966 Posts
I am looking at $350 for 3 people for January. Hoping to cut that down as the year goes on. We will see.
 
  • Like
Reactions: brenda67

·
Registered
Joined
·
984 Posts
I am at about 450.00 a month for a family of four with 3 cats and 1 dog. That budget includes food, H&B, all pet food and litter, all cleaning supplies. It does not include eating out but we only eat about 2 times a month. I would like to get it down to 400.00 but I really struggle to keep it at 450.00 some months depending on what I can get on sale. Meat is is dang expensive now and they all really expect some sort of meat with every meal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,091 Posts
I'll say $300 a month for dh & I and 2 pets.
 
  • Like
Reactions: brenda67

·
Registered
Joined
·
694 Posts
Right now it's 800 for a family of 4 and a cat. I buy everything with this, including diapers. I'm going to try to get a good stockpile the first of the year, and maybe be able to cut the amount in June.

Last year we did 5 months on 480 for a family if 3 but no diapers. We have relaxed a bit since then.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
We spend $500 for the 7 of us :) That includes all H&B and disposable diapers at night (cloth during the day). Baby #6 is due in 2-4 weeks and I will not be upping our grocery budget at all with her arrival....so for 2013 it will be $500 a month for 8 people.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
Without my dh on board this is a difficult challenge. We spend around $100.00 (2 adults, dog and 4 fish) per week which includes everything. I'm working on coupons to build a stockpile. My biggest challenge will be keeping a well stocked pantry to avoid my dh going to the store during the week. We rarely eat out, if we do it's with a coupon and sharing the meal. So it's in my hands to plan, plan, plan.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,061 Posts
I am going with $300.for food( eating out not included) medicine, H&B & stockpiling.Have a good stockpile of can fruit and vegetables & freezer about 1/2 full meat & vegetables so i might be able to keep it below $300. some months. For 1
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
604 Posts
My monthly goal is $635, this is for a family of 5. Store bought food only, no HBA etc.
 

·
Moderator aka AmyBob
Joined
·
12,040 Posts
I am going to start with a goal of $800 per month for a family of 6. This includes all food, paper products, HBA, diapers, etc. My hope is to be able to reduce this as the year goes on, but for January, which is 5 weeks long, I'm going for $800. Originally, I was thinking $200 a week, which would be $1,000 for January, but I really want to challenge myself in this. I have no coupons for this week, so I'm starting out just working the sales. I do have an Acme gift card for $100 which will be helpful for January. My first shop will be big, as I haven't gone grocery shopping since December 16th and we've been eating through our pantry and freezer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,004 Posts
We are a family of 4 with 3 dogs and a cat.. DS#2 buys the cat food because it is his cat, so I don't include that in my challenge amount. Some weeks are better than others, but I am going to challenge myself to spend $550 a month or less for all our groceries, HBA, paper products, and dog food.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
Last year, I figured that I spent $19.99 per day on groceries for six people, including all HBA, diapers, pet foods, cleaning, paper products, etc. I am looking to reduce this somewhat, but will have to see how far I can go. IfI can get it to $17.00 a day ($120 a week) all inclusive, I'll be pretty happy. :bunny:
 
1 - 20 of 397 Posts
Top