So I was reading this article:http://www.bundle.com/article/do-childr ... ommsn=true
and the 2nd slide got my attention. Monthly median grocery bill $171(without kids) or $173(with kids). My wife and I average 375-425 a month(our 3 month old son doesnt eat real food yet so that doesnt factor in) and thats for food only. We also spend $50-75 a month at walmart for TP, soap, shampoo, etc.
How is the median $171??? We do eat meat once a day(usually dinner) but its almost always on sale when we buy(try to stock up on chicken when its on sale, fish etc), and we hardly ever eat steak or salmon or any of the more expensive ones. We dont eat frozen dinners or even buy very many snacks(try to eat healthy). We make extra portions and take leftovers to work for lunch almost every day.
I just dont see how one can eat off 171 a month unless your eating tuna and romon(sp?) noodles every other meal. Even if we cut out meat it would still be 225+.
What are you guys average monthly food bills?