What is average family shop for 4 all over 18

Delboy

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2 Adults, 4 kids (from 12 to 6) .....1 big shop a week in Lidl/Aldi and a couple of top ups in local Tesco express. €170 a week
 

DeeKie

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2 adults, 2 children (not teens) about 210 to 230 a week. No alcohol, cook meals from scratch but buy whatever we fancy. Milk is delivered separately and we’d buy bread once or twice separately.
 

bish123

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Around 200 per week including booze. Family of four (2 adults 2 kids). Shop weekly mainly LIDL and Tesco as these are near.
 

Freelance

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Curious how much of the 200E is alcohol as looking for food shop information not alcohol

None. My original post would have been clearer had I worded it as follows: “About €200 per week, including fish but excluding alcohol.
 

mojoask

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Two adults, two young kids and we spent €11,440 in 2020 in grocery stores, so €220 a week. That figure includes a limited amount of alcohol. All spend is tracked and includes misc. items in convenience stores, trips to M&S etc.
 

Purple

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When I had to, when money was tight, I would quite easily get out of Lidl for €80 a week for a family of one adult and 4 children. That includes toiletries etc.
I now spend a net €160 a week in Dunnes (after the 20% off vouchers).

That doesn't include alcohol. I don't drink much but have expensive taste; wine under €15 a bottle is strictly for cooking, whiskey (the "e" is important) needs to be 18 years old and beers need to be of the Craft variety.
 

NY_Resident

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Family of 2 adults and 3 kids (under 10 yrs)....averages approx €230 per week over course of a year. Includes most toiletries, cleaning products and some very limited alcohol (2 bottles beer per week). Mix of Lidl and an overpriced SV shop.
 

Bronte

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There is no right answer to this question, if I had to, and when I had to, I could live frugally (spaghetti hoops on toast being a dinner !) . I consider food one of the joys of life and I haven't a notion of living frugally. The older I get and particularly due to Covid that is my view. Our actual food bill is higher due to Covid but we are saving a fortune on dining out. And we dined out very well indeed.

Maybe a better question should be how much can I get the food bill down to, for those needing to do so. Without feeling like the family are hard done by.
 
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