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Just wondering what other families spend a fortnight on food etc….I write down everything we spend often for 4 pple pmys one dog it is between $550 and $650 a fortnight….it depends on if we need washing powder and other household items……this is for 2 adults and two kids under 12.

Posted by Jujubear79, 8th April 2021

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  • 2 adults, 1 toddler and we seem to spend $200 every week. ????

  • We spend around $600 a fortnight but we could do better. That’s two adults and two kids.

  • We are a family of 4 and spend around $400 a fortnight. I plan each week what I need and stick to it. I also she what’s in the cupboard and try and find recipes that use what I’ve already got

  • We’re a family of 3 and we probably spend $400-$500 a fortnight but we eat mostly vegetarian as hubby doesn’t like red meat so it could be higher.

  • Between $200-$250 per week. This is for 2 adults, 2 kids under 3 and a dog. We ship at aldi mainly and get the things we can’t get there from Coles or Woolies

  • When I had four children plus husband to feed I found mince whole chickens or chicken pieces when on special went a long way, so the mince I made into different meals also stewing meat done in slow cooker went to more meals. Winter soup I made helped fill everyone up and good for weekend when cold.

  • Paint it inside and touch paint outside does make a difference, replace curtains makes a big difference as well.

  • 3 adults, 2 small kids and a dog. We spend between $400-450 a fortnight. I cook from scratch and my kids eat a lot of fresh fruit and veg. I tend to buy in bulk when there are really good specials, meal plan and shop online to ensure we stick to the shopping list rather than impulse buys.

  • There are only two of us, but we still spend on average $150-200 per fortnight.

  • We are a family of 5 and spent $150 a week on groceries. The occasion extra shop for milk and fruit, especially during school holidays I tend to spent a little more but usually it’s $150 a week. I look through the specials at the different supermarkets and make a list. I find this the most efficient way to save and spend on essential staples.

  • Two adults and 2 dogs. We spend about $450 to $500 a fortnight. We eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetable which is very expensive.

  • It completely varies and I have found first hand that u spend to what u earn. When I was working in a week paid full time job we could easily spend over 300 for just two adults, now we have a toddler and two adults and is usually around 200-300 per week.
    We also live in a small town with an expensive iga of I travel about an hour I can get cheaper woolies/ Coles specials
    By is the fuel worth it? Can I be bothered going to multiple shops? Nope!

  • We also shop at different places to get discounts and rewards. Discounts can make a difference to the budget and long term rewards are worth working towards for overall savings.

  • Shopping varies for us.
    We have a child with allergies so his food is more expensive. But if I see 1/2 price or marked down foods that can be frozen etc I try to stock up. I spend around $200 a week which includes our large dogs food

  • We are a family of 3 plus a dog a car and 2 tropical fish. We spend anywhere between $200-$350 a fortnight. $350 is the absolute Max we spend a fortnight. We meal plan to get the costs down, go the cheaper options, buy bulk in the animals food from the pet shop. We also use rewards programs and check what brings points up to ensure we are getting our money’s worth for the rewards programs (flybuys and Woolworths rewards). We also shop around and shop either first thing or the end of the day to get specials and clearance items.

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