This morning I did the grocery shopping, the bill came to $281.78, this is for food for two weeks, no vegetables, and no meat included. I buy veggies at about $50-70 per week and meat at about $100 per month from the markets and the butchers not the supermarket. We also buy more milk throughout the week, usually we use 2.5 litres per day.
This afternoon I got an email titled Food for Thought, showing how much an average family in various different countries in the world spends on food per week, and what they actually got. I cant post the info from the email here, but I managed to find a site that has the same info on it here , some of the links are a bit dodgy, if anyone finds it or knows of it anywhere else please let me know.
Lets just say it gave me food for thought.
For your viewing pleasure here is a photograph of what I came home with this morning for basic comparison. I will do fruit and veg tomorrow, so will get another photo to add more balance.
I estimate that we spend approximately $250 - $300 per week on food for a family of five aged 44, 40, 12, 9, 6, depending on circumstances, if we entertain its closer to $300, if it is just the five of us around the $250.
I am really curious to know how much you spend and what you get for it and how many you feed.