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?
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 $3/lb. Fruits and veggies are pretty cheap.
All of this does vary from store to store, city, and days of the week.
if you want to eat like a normal person and not be hungry all the time then for 4 people you're probably looking at 200$/week total for food. make sure to buy in bulk and freeze stuff, that saves a ton of money