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How Much is the Average Cost to Feed a Family of Four?

Posted: Apr 11, 2011 4:24 PM
Updated: Apr 12, 2011 7:49 AM

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If you haven't noticed, the cost of food is going up, along with gas and just about everything else. I am no coupon guru, I'll use coupons if they are for something I would normally buy. I don't stockpile beyond a month or two supply because I just don't have the space. I've seen super coupon users who save hundreds of dollars, but I don't have the time to scope out every deal or dumpster dive for the coupons.

One thing that sets us apart is that less than half of our groceries are canned or boxed food. We don't eat a lot of processed or frozen food. We tend to buy more vegetables, fruit and meat than anything. We have our milk, eggs, cheese and bread delivered. Not counting the dairy/bread delivery, which is about $70-90 a month, our grocery bill is about $100-125 a week. We only eat out at restaurants about once or twice a week. That use to be 4-5 times a week, but since we started eating more whole foods we've significantly decreased our time in restaurants.

What does your grocery bill look like? How much do you spend on feeding your family? Do you use coupons or follow coupon sites?

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