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#91 of 93 Old 01-01-2009, 03:07 PM
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Holy cow! Thrifty is $527.10 & luxury is $1016.10. I live in a fairly high cost of living area & I've always figured about $500 a month including a meal or 2. I guess I am doing all right

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#92 of 93 Old 01-01-2009, 03:51 PM
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We're the exception here.

For us thrifty is $426 and we spend $450. And honestly, I feel deprived on $450. And we don't buy organic, no meat, no beverages (only water), no snacks, no breakfast (I only eat lunch and dinner). I make the vast majority of food from scratch (even the pasta sometimes).

I have been through this agony so many times reading this board, but I can only surmise we live in a high COL area. (Hard for me to really judge, because it's not consistent - fuel is VERY high here, but we have by far the cheapest real estate in the state - probably all because we're in a very remote part of the state).

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We would be spending about $500-600 month on the thrifty to moderate plan, which is about right for our family. That's about right. We have some food allergy issues as well as Celiac Disease, so we spend a bit more than most families. After our out of town guests leave (they are here for 6 weeks from out of country), I'm planning to cut way down on the food bill.

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