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Slash the grocery budget 2019
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:37:59 PM »
Hi everyone,
I enjoyed the similar thread last year and really want to hold myself accountable. Our grocery budget ist way too high for two people. We love to shop groceries and love to cook and bake. It really is leisure shopping sometimes just as clothes shopping is for other people (we donīt do that at all - only buy what we need on the clothing front). I write about my efforts in my journal but would love for others to try to save with me.

Our spending on average per month courtesy of YNAB was as follows (the numbers do not include household products but everything we consumed)

2017:  458,10 EUR groceries / 102,12 EUR eating out = 560,22 EUR
2018:  558,71 EUR groceries / 167,96 EUR eating out = 726,67 EUR

I have no idea why it went up so much... or I guess I do. I bought more organic items which is important to me but I am not really steady on that. I have to figure out a way to incorporate this without buying too much altogether I guess... Also we ate out too much.
I would love to bring the spending down to 4500,-- EUR this year. So far we are at 421,86 EUR groceries + 87,86 EUR eating out = 509,72 EUR so not too bad but still a way to go to get lower.

Anyone interested in joining me??