How much do you spend on your monthly grocery bill?

koeks

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Two days ago, we went shopping, and for 2 people, our groceries came up to about R1.4k. :eek:

What's the cost of your monthly groceries????:confused::rolleyes:
 

xrapidx

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About R3,000 a month, two people.

EDIT: We eat out quite often as well, thats also about R3,000
 

alisiaoh

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About R3,000 a month, two people.

EDIT: We eat out quite often as well, thats also about R3,000
Yikes thats ridiculous!!!

My groceries adds to about R700 and i hardly ever eat take out unless the Bf's at my place and we go out.
 

Hosehead

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That's one of the reasons we are growing our own vegs in our urban garden. Helps bring down the bill a bit.
 

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Hells teeth u people need to send me your recipies we spend about R6000.00 a month on Grocerys, but that does include pet food and toiletries
 

blunomore

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No idea. Since there are two of us, but I am normally alone during the week, I buy about every second day, otherwise the fresh stuff goes off too soon.
 

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1.7k for two...seems alot considering everyone else is spending close to that with kids included? We dont shop at woolworths and dont eat expensive food? So what gives?
 
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1.7k for two...seems alot considering everyone else is spending close to that with kids included? We dont shop at woolworths and dont eat expensive food? So what gives?
The big things that chow is luxuries...

Cheese Spread etc...
 

xrapidx

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Yikes thats ridiculous!!!

My groceries adds to about R700 and i hardly ever eat take out unless the Bf's at my place and we go out.
Depends on where you shop I suppose - we buy all our non-expiring stuff, and cleaning stuff* at Checkers/Pick 'n Pay - and all our veg/meats/fruits at Woolworths - which is where the main expenses add up.


*PS price includes cleaning stuff, but not toiletries
 

mezu

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R1500, 3 people..23 and 18 yrs brothers eat like machines (Pace bowling - Cricketers ). Thinking about kicking them out and making the stay on Campus :)
 

Moederloos

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Stop going to big stores...

Farmstall for veggies etc is WAY cheaper than the chain stores. For example, I can get a box of assorted veggies for R50 at the farmstall, or 8 tomatoes and a butternut at Woolies....

Butcher is cheaper as well - especially since you then avoid the temptations of "impulse buying".

Cleaning stuff etc, Spar. May cost a few cents more - but the hassle (and impulse buying) of not going into a PnP is worth it.

Try it for a month -> no more "chain stores" "hyper markets" and so on.
Buy what you need for a few days from "small" shops.
You will be glad you did.
 

alisiaoh

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Depends on where you shop I suppose - we buy all our non-expiring stuff, and cleaning stuff* at Checkers/Pick 'n Pay - and all our veg/meats/fruits at Woolworths - which is where the main expenses add up.


*PS price includes cleaning stuff, but not toiletries
I also buy groceries from Checkers and Pick 'n Pay...... and the R700 does not include toiletries. Toiletries get bought at Dischem and thats about another R300. the only other thing i dont buy at checkers/Pick n pay is bread. that i buy as i need it.
 
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