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      01-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #67
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I probably spend $500/month on food as a single person. I primarily eat out/take out.
Is that amount tripled when you include breakfast, dinner, and weekends?


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50 bucks is a deal, I spend 15 each day (non fast-food).

Then dinner I have another mouth to feed so double that, cause my chick doesn't cook for crap!

My Amex comes in at around 1700 a month on food only. So don't feel bad.

Location might play a role as well

$425 a week on LUNCH ONLY? Maybe you misunderstood my thread
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      01-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #68
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He said "food only" not "lunch only." He spends $15/day on lunch which isn't that extraordinary.
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      01-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #69
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He said "food only" not "lunch only." He spends $15/day on lunch which isn't that extraordinary.
Thanks for clarifying. My bad.
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      01-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #70
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I usually spend about $50 a week for lunch. I try not to spend more than $10 a day for lunch.
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$50/week isn't really all that much.

Making your own lunches and grocery shopping help cut that number down a lot, but if you're concerned that $50/wk for lunch is somehow too much, don't be. I think the best part of preparing lunch is that generally you can make sure you're eating something much more fresh, balanced, and healthy than what is generally available at all these joints out here.

Fucking snow. Every time I look out the window, I get more pissed. Looks like today's commute will resemble a cross between bumper cars and slip 'n' slide. I can't wait.
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      01-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #72
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$50 doesn't sound extraordinary. I spend $30-50 a week on lunch.
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      01-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #73
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$50/week isn't really all that much.

Making your own lunches and grocery shopping help cut that number down a lot, but if you're concerned that $50/wk for lunch is somehow too much, don't be. I think the best part of preparing lunch is that generally you can make sure you're eating something much more fresh, balanced, and healthy than what is generally available at all these joints out here.

Fucking snow. Every time I look out the window, I get more pissed. Looks like today's commute will resemble a cross between bumper cars and slip 'n' slide. I can't wait.
+1....besides saving a few bucks it'll probably be healthier
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Is that amount tripled when you include breakfast, dinner, and weekends?
No.. $50/wk breakfast/lunch, $75/wk dinner, $125/wk*4 weeks = $500
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No.. $50/wk breakfast/lunch, $75/wk dinner, $125/wk*4 weeks = $500
Gotcha. I'm in the over $60k bracket and all this time I thought I was wasting money! Well, I am...but e90post (OT) has reassured me I'm not. lol
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I really enjoy eating, so I spare no expense on good food. I will be stingy and save elsewhere.
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I really enjoy eating, so I spare no expense on good food. I will be stingy and save elsewhere.
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Instant noodle is so unhealthy...I don't want to die from cancer 20 years later..
Yeah, you should just go eat McDonalds instead because not only well you look healthier you will live to be 150
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Yeah, you should just go eat McDonalds instead because not only well you look healthier you will live to be 150
Fuck yea...

I'm gonna go grab a double quarter pounder with cheese RIGHT NOW!

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$50/week? lol. i buy breakfast and lunch every day. dinner at least 4 days a week.
my girl can't cook to save her life, plus she works in retail, so her schedule is all over the place, which means i have to get my own food when she works late.
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      01-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #81
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$50/week? lol. i buy breakfast and lunch every day. dinner at least 4 days a week.
my girl can't cook to save her life, plus she works in retail, so her schedule is all over the place, which means i have to get my own food when she works late.
problem?
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theeeeeeeeiiiiss ni@@a...complains about cost and then agrees with food>cost
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problem?
No, i'm just saying that I wish I was only spending that much on food. I easily drop $120-$150/week on food for myself, and this is not counting when I go out to eat with the gf, or also buy food for her.
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      01-12-2012, 07:35 PM   #84
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theeeeeeeeiiiiss ni@@a...complains about cost and then agrees with food>cost
Yea, but after seeing how much others spend, I don't have much to complain about. LA must be cheaper out here for eating compared to other places like NY.

FOOD>cost even if I'm complaining

p.s. was that "ni@@a directed at muah?
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Yeah, you should just go eat McDonalds instead because not only well you look healthier you will live to be 150
I honestly think those instant noodles is just as bad as McDonalds..

This is coming from someone who eats instant noodle almost on a daily basis....
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so what type of lunches are you getting in NY? Over here in LA a simple little chicken and rice bowl with a drink at a hole in the wall spot is around $8.
well you have to sacrifice. I may have an $8 breakfast one day (2 eggwhites, swiss, honey turkey, on toasted multi-grain) with an OJ or Chocolate Milk. And then have a $8 lunch which would be maybe grilled chicken breast hero with avacado. drink for lunch is always water, which is supplied for free to me by my union. Then some days I may "sacrafice" and get a coffee with a muffin or bagel for $3.00, and get 2 slices of pizza for $5.50 for lunch, or a gyro for $4.00, or chicken and rice with salad for $5.00...

Theres ways, you just gotta deal with crappy food once in a while. But hey, most of the time breakfast is free for me because the people in the shop like me
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i mean, this is the internetz and all...fuk it I'll believe you
I do actually ... I travel every week and i get $56 a day to use for food as i wish... luckely the hotel i stay at has a free breakfast, lunch is around 10 bux or less and dinner is up to me... sometimes i go to the gym and get a $5 shake afterwards and sometimes i live it up at expensive restaurants
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It's hard to save money on food, especially if you don't live at home where parents can cook for you. I usually keep bread, pb/j, and oatmeal at work for breakfast so it saves me money there but unless you make a ton of pasta and eat it everyday for lunch, it's gonna be hard to spend under $50 per week for lunch. Add the costs for dinner everyday and you start to miss the days when you used to find food in the fridge at all times when living at home
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