How much do you spend per month on food?

Dec 8, 2019 18 Comments

(Going out + groceries)

I spent $600 on food last month.

No kids, age 31, tc $220k.

Paid for a nice dinner for my parents (~$270).

This was my biggest spending category this month and trying to pull back and save more.

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  • Citadel BrutеForce
    1500-1800
    Dec 8, 2019 1
    • New / Eng
      tc400k

      New Eng

      BIO
      Startup background, some bigco. Product & engineering consultant. Consumer and fintech. Bay Area, but travel from remote location. 7 YOE, TC all cash 400
      tc400kmore
      Yeah, same. Minimal groceries, two fast-casual kind of things every day. About $15/meal.
      Dec 8, 2019
  • New / Eng
    tc400k

    New Eng

    BIO
    Startup background, some bigco. Product & engineering consultant. Consumer and fintech. Bay Area, but travel from remote location. 7 YOE, TC all cash 400
    tc400kmore
    Even if you’re single and eat your own minimal Safeway cooking every day, you’re going to spend at least $500. Unless you’ve got free work meals and eat them twice a day.
    Dec 8, 2019 2
    • Amazon FBvu27
      Nah. We have around that amount for 2.
      Dec 8, 2019
    • New / Eng
      tc400k

      New Eng

      BIO
      Startup background, some bigco. Product & engineering consultant. Consumer and fintech. Bay Area, but travel from remote location. 7 YOE, TC all cash 400
      tc400kmore
      You’re treating your body well on less than $10/day? I used to do this on turkey sandwiches and ramen, but like.. greens and good spices too? Definitely not Whole Foods..
      Dec 8, 2019
  • Microsoft / Product Azeeso
    Dude you work at Facebook. Don't cheap out on food. Unless money is tight.
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • Dunno, never calculated food only. I budget $900/month for daily expenses (gas, food, groceries, household items/toiletries, a video game here and there, dog food (we have 4 dogs) etc). I cook at home 95% of the time so I rarely have going out expenses.
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • Intel gkkkfz
    $3K for family of five.
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn gdetyv
    Mostly order food on Uber Eats hardly spend on groceries $300-$350 a month
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Your parents let you pay for them?
    Dec 8, 2019 2
    • Facebook qx
      OP
      Child of 1st gen immigrants
      Dec 10, 2019
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Dude you should rewatch sopranos when meadows bf tries to pay for family dinner with Tony
      Dec 10, 2019
  • SAP / Eng notasap
    Don’t you get free food at Facebook? I spend around $800 a month on food alone. Thankfully I don’t have expensive hobbies or need to buy clothes, makeup, and accessories.
    Dec 8, 2019 1
    • Facebook qx
      OP
      Yes - free food. Which means I am way overspending on food.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Uber / Other yippeee
    $1000+

    Lol realizing I need to cut back now lol
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Amazon FBvu27
    I cook. 400$ is tops for tons of ingredients, but we also go to local markets for veggies which is so much cheaper.
    Dec 8, 2019 0

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