Thursday, February 11, 2010
How much does it cost to feed your family?
In my searching, I happened across this chart from the USDA that gives suggestions on how much you should spend on groceries per week to feed your family, broken down by age/sex. Based on this chart (which is an older one it seems), I should spend about $228 a week to feed our family of 7. This is on the "Thrifty Plan". The liberal plan makes me shudder. Speaking of shuddering, the Thrifty plan makes me shudder too! We spend about $175 a week - AT THE MOST. This often includes paying for school lunches, diapers, and household supplies.
Check it out! How do you compare?