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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

@SoonerWho cares what the USDA thinks about anything other than grading of meat products?  More wasted federal tax dollars. 

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

I'm out.  You can't talk about anything here any more without people getting in a snit over it. 

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

I've never spent that much on groceries even when I had two children at home.  We ate well, too.

 

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

Single widow here on fixed income, I don't eat much.

If we are talking just food, I would never spend $100 a week.

I rarely eat pre-packaged food.

I eat well, I'm not on any kind of diet, being healthy in that category helps.

 

I live in an area with a lot of choices plus fresh local foods.

Lots of competition means good prices.

 

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

Wonder if that includes paper/cleaning & health/beauty too. I buy weekly in those depts too. Some go to the grocery store more than once a week. I have noticed that grocery prices are creeping up. Have you seen the price of steaks? Wow!!!! 

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

Sounds reasonable. 

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

sounds on the low side to me.

 

 

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

@Sooner : Thanks for the information. Please ignore any negative or rude comments. I always enjoy your post. Household of two and just spent $247- included fresh and frozen vegetables plus stocking up on a variety of can goods. Southern Bee 

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

Their numbers are just for food.  No soap or paper towels and such.

 

For me I think I am on the low side.  I buy very little at a traditional food store.  Just produce at this time of year.  Once you eliminate cans and all processed food your bill falls dramatically.  

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Re: What the USDA thinks you might spend on groceries

That’s probably what I spend on groceries for myself and a teenage boy, but it doesn’t take into account what we spend eating out.