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Food Prices In America
Dear Americans, I need your help. Trying to work out living costs for a ski season in America. I'm coming from europe and have no idea how much food costs. Living super cheap how much would it cost to feed 4 for a week?
crumpets and dog food shouldn't run you too much
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Are you looking to go cheap?
Once you get the essentials that you need (oils, sauces, all that) then I was able to live comfortably on $30/week. eating a good amount of meat and whatnot.
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you can get ramen for like 5 cents. Cup of noodle, depending on sales, from 10 cent to 50 cent. Box of mac and cheese for like 75 cents. pasta is usually like a dollar or two, depending on brand. Sauce can be cheap to 3 dollars. Pack of frozen burritos for like 2.50+ Frozen pizzas for a dollar to 3 dollars. Might find whole cooked chickens for like 5 dollars, but that is a splurge.
You can eat really cheap if you want to. Of course, it might not be the best for you, but it is mighty inexpensive.
Or you could go a little more quality. Pastas still pretty damn cheap. Various beef products anywhere from $2-$6/lb. Pork from about $1.50-$3/lb. Chicken about $3/lb. Fruits and veggies are pretty cheap.
All of this does vary from store to store, city, and days of the week.
Pack of pasta (any style really) 75 cents to 1 dollar.
Cheap canned sauce around 1 dollar
1lb of cheap ground beef 2 dollars
green pepper(s) usually 50 cents to a dollar depending on the season
Cook meat, add pepper.
Cook pasta, add sauce meat a pepper. Probably about 4 full meals for about 5 bucks.
Then mac and cheese for like 70 cents, solid meal.
Ramen is cheap, depending on where you are but you can buy usually like 20 for a couple bucks.
Get a dollar loaf of bread and dollar peanut butter and cheap jelly and you have a bunch of meals there too.
Cheap cereal is good too, like 3-4 bucks for a huge bag and then 2 bucks for a gallon of milk and yuo have a bunch of meals there too.
Buy everything i just said and you could feed yourself for a week for like 20-30 bucks.
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I agree with what has been posted already, I've lived all over the world, and of the developed countries, Americas food is the cheapest.
Yeah I meant to say 'per week' rather than 'for a week.' Hopefully staying for a few months so saving $30 a week goes a long way.
if you want to eat like a normal person and not be hungry all the time then for 4 people you're probably looking at 200$/week total for food. make sure to buy in bulk and freeze stuff, that saves a ton of money
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