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# What is the average cost of food for a family of 4 per week?

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Food Spending

The USDA calculates average food costs at four different consumption levels: thrifty, low-cost, moderate-cost, and liberal. They assume that all meals and snacks are eaten at home, which lowers the cost. In June 2010, the thrifty plan for a family of 4 per week was \$134.50. Low-cost = \$175.10 Moderate cost = \$219.10 Liberal cost = \$265.90.

Personal Experiences:

I'm a 28-year old male semi-professional cyclist. I live alone. For me, enough food in Finland can be bought by 250 euros (c. 386 \$). I've tried to buy the cheapest, healthiest foodstuffs and to use the discount university restaurant and even to force a smaller budget, but enough is worth 250 €.

Food is about 25 % cheaper in USA, and most of the people in the world don't have enough food or money for food. In mud hut villages, in average, people use only 30 \$/month for food.

The average American family of four spends amount \$100-200 a week on groceries. Though my family has personally spent up to \$600 an week on groceries when splurging, on heavy meals, large amount of meat, sodas and snacks. But for my family of four we spend about \$250 a week, give or take.

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