Nicolena's expenditures don't seem that outrageous. DH and I are spending $800 to $900 a month on average for just the 2 of us. This includes farmer's markets, mail order items such as raw honey, oils and herbs and any nutritional supplements. I think it varies a lot on location. One of my coworkers who live about 1 1/2 hours away from me in a much more rural area pays a lot less for everything including food and gas; even pet boarding is cheaper -- he paid $9 a day to board his dog, and where I am, it's $16 a day.
I'm in the DC metro area and currently paying $5.50 a dozen for pastured eggs at the farmer's market.
I *think* you could order from quail cove farms...their pastured eggs are $2.15 a dozen if you buy a case, and just a bit more if you don't. www.quailcovefarms.com