Are you spending too much of your hard earned money on food? Find out with a free printable food expense tracker!
The average American family of four spends between $713 and and $881 monthly on food eaten at home according to the USDA. These numbers are based on eating food at home. The cost of eating at restaurants is substantially more-I would venture to say that eating out could easily add $100-$400 more to the monthly food cost.
I spend way less than the average even though I buy healthy food including organics. One of the reasons is because I track my food expenses. Tracking how much I spend helps me to stay accountable to my budget.
Spending less on food might enable you to do things you would rather do like:
- Stay home with your kids
- Experience new things
- Take vacations or do fun things with your family
- Splurge on something that you want (For me-I like to buy something pretty for the house or quality non toxic makeup!)
- Save for a house or a car
No matter what your goal, tracking your expenses is a great first step toward accomplishing what you want to accomplish. I have a free printable to make tracking your expenses easier. I designed it where you can list where you spent the money and how much you spent in each category.