After searching for a very long while about this I want to know your guys opinion and any feedback. This is a story about me and my wife living together. Recently married, she is a stay home wife, I am a full time worker, with no kids. We love to dine out, but it is a hefty toll on the wallet so this is 3 month of our life shared. A little break down drinks are considered coffee, tea, soda, any beverage you buy. Dining out refers to eating lunch, dinner or breakfast at a sit down place, fast food refers to in and out type of place where you eat on the go. We are also not big on drinking but every now and then I get wine or beer and go BYOB. Our experience: July 2017 summary 3 drinks 10 x out No fast food(we were good in July) Total spending on food: 689$ Dine out cost = 285$ Groceries=404$ June 2017 summary 5 drinks 14 x out 4 x fast food Total = 789$ Go out = 463$ Groceries = 326$ May 2017 summary 4 drinks 8 x out 5 x fast food Total = 820$ Go out = 403$ Groceries = 417$ Conclusion we usually spend 100$/week/person on food, groceries are 50$/week and we try to eat healthy. We do utilize farmers market near our house to get fresh vegetables and they have plenty of sales and cheap vegetables. We go out 2-3 times per week. Note our highest dine out bill was 66$, we do not get drinks except tea, I usually order water with lemon. Groceries are slightly higher because we also buy other products for hygiene (shampoo, nail polish, etc). So if you like to eat a full course meal with deserts and drinks (especially alcoholic) be prepared to have a higher bill. Also note that hot and cold refreshments throughout the day can add up, from a 1$ coffee to a 5$ barista made Frappuccino. So how do you guys compare? Any tips, feedback, your own experience, etc. is greatly appreciated.