A single college student would spend $100 on groceries compared to a married mom will definitely differ a lot. When it comes to grocery shopping, youngsters tend to buy all the delicious and instant things. Then, there are the conscientious types who count their spending and don’t splurge on momentary indulgence.
CUT interviewed people of various backgrounds to share their lifestyle and how they prioritize their grocery. There’s a middle-class bartender who drinks six days a week, and then there’s a mom-of-three who spent half of her budget on diapers and baby needs.
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Cut Gertrude is paying attention to her diet. It’s ‘very important to eat the right things,’ and she eats out often for company.
Cut $100 means food for a week and she’s always thinking practical.
Cut Mick and Anthony, 36 and 46, are married, unemployed, starving artists. They met online and it was love at first email.
Cut Karen, 19, lives with three other girls on campus and spend on pizza rolls most of the time. She personally thinks she’s not good with money.
Cut A Strategic Communications student co-living with 8 other girls. Half of her budget is spent on groceries and doesn’t eat out with friends to save money, which kind of sucks.
Cut She’s studying to become a medical assistant and spends a fourth of her $100 on baby formula. She also cooks for her family of three.
Cut Having kids is crazy at times and there goes almost half the budget for kids’ needs.
Cut Couple Brie and Ralen have a child together. The $100 at the cheapest store is barely enough!
Cut Melina and Kevin, married with three kids and a dog. Food is the center of gathering for family and friends.
Cut Couple who admits shopping experiences are the angriest moments they’ve ever had. Food is nothing more than fuel and cereal is delicious.
Cut Married for 18 years, the 65-year-old wife complains about her 67-year-old husband’s Vietnamese Norvegian gambo.
Cut She’s trying to be an actor and attended college per her parents’ request. Eats out most of the time, doesn’t cook, and spend mostly on honeycombs that she love.
Cut This 88-year-old retired metro bus driver used to love cooking, but he now can’t see well.
Cut He collects social security for $1,110 a month, but it’s not nearly enough and puts him close to the poverty level.
Cut 64-year-old lunch lady at an elementary school lives alone and only eat out when invited by friends.
Cut Komal, a 35-year-old married mom, and a software engineer. $100 is easily a month’s wage back in India.
Cut Dylan is a private university student majoring in Finance. He loves cooking and spends under $200 a month to order food delivery.
Cut Trip, a 30-year-old single bartender says he probably drink at least six days a week.
Cut Engaged couple Bernie and Rich tries to have dinner together whenever they can without TV.
Cut A couple of 19-year-olds who often got told they eat like kids. They don’t spend much on food and think $100 is a lot.
Cut Ex-marine engineer from the war, 98-year-old and living with daughter and her husband. He also raises chickens.
Cut Making the most out of it with healthy groceries.
Cut Ryan, a public university student, has a mini fridge in his room. He also has a toaster and would make pizza rolls.
Cut Their priorities are Oreos and energy drinks… as food is just ‘a medium for community, family.’