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    How much do you spend on food a week on average? And what sort of food do you buy; for instance, take aways, or real food?
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    For all food like breakfast, lunch and dinner? Snacks too? I'm going to be budgeting around £30 a week and that's not including take aways.
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    Yeah, all meals, as I'm going self-catered...
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    £20 on average. I cook everything from scratch (although I have a weakness for tortellini) and don't eat take aways. If you can get a parent to do a huge food shop at the beginning of term to get things like rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes and tuna etc it's a massive help. I really notice a difference in my food expenditure when my mum is kind enough to do this for me. £30 a week would enable me to eat more meat - it's a comfortable budget in my opinion.
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    £15 - £20

    Mostly fruit, frozen veg, potatoes, fish, minced lamb, rice, pasta. Bread and cheese/ham weekly. Oh and chocolate daily =P
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    So far the average seems to be around £20 a week to eat fairly well... I just worry because my parents are assuming I'm going to starve x]
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    So if the norm seems about £20 I should be able to survive on £30 :tongue:
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    Fruit - £10

    Veg - £5-8

    Meat - £6-10

    Other (Porridge, Bread making Kit, eggs etc) - £5
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    If I am going on Sainsbury's basics I think my record low was £12 a week.
    If I am living comfortably, eating enjoyable meals and having some sneaky maltaesers then double that.
 
 
 
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