Is your grocery bill out of control? Here’s how to tell

We cover some rules of thumb for how much to spend on food a month so  you can better ensure you’re staying on track with your budget.

What Should My Monthly Grocery Budget Be?

When it comes to how much you should spend on groceries each month, the answer will depend on your situation.

These budgets can serve as a benchmark against which you can measure your own monthly spending on food.

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By USDA Guidelines

You can look at your past monthly spending on food and then compare that number to the USDA food budget guides.

By Household Size

Eating at restaurants is more costly than preparing food at home, so  restaurant spending can be an excellent place to start making cuts.

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How Dining Out Fits Into the Equation


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