I'm attempting to help difficult child plan a weekly food budget. But, I don't know how much would be reasonable to spend per week at the grocery store per week for food for one (1) person. We live in a medium to large city. Southeast, US. About two years ago, hubby and I went to the store and shopped super diligently, using sale items etc. and for $40 we got a about 6-7 days worth of groceries...all food, no paper products like toilet paper. They had a sale on a TV dinner she kinda likes and we bought like 5. They were about $1 a piece They had a sale on vegetable soup...we bought three or four. Bread, turkey breast, cereal, milk. Hamburger meat and buns. Two yogurts. Two apples. Two bananas. Not super healthy, but not hideous either. Can't remember all that was purchased. Being careful and somewhat frugal what do you think is the typical weekly grocery cost of food? I'm thinking with inflation, maybe $45 and if one throws in any paper products, that would be $50... But it seems very debatable. Today, I went to the store and paid $75.00 and I would estimate I purchased enough food for two people for two - 3 days. So, that would be potentially the equivalent of six days for one person. I'm sooo confused. And difficult child does not have the befit of shopping various sales easily because she doesn't drive. I can encourage her to shop at the food store on big sale days, which I think she would do.