Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Living on $2/day

There has been a lot of recent news about people from first world countries taking a challenge of living on $2/day for a few weeks in order to raise awareness and get a first-hand view of what a large part of the world has to eat off of.

After taking this challenge ourselves last year, Andrew and I have worked together to keep our grocery budget under $10/day each.  At first, it sounded a bit tricky, but now that we have the hang of it, we are dropping that number each month!!

For example, the groceries I just got today from Trader Joes and Aldi will last us the next 7 days (with the addition of rice and potatoes that we already have...) for way less than $10/day total!  So, below I am going to list everything we got with the prices.  Let me know if this interests you and if I should keep doing posts like this!!

ItemAmount Cost per itemTotal cost
Bananas10.04 lb$0.39$3.82
Grapes2 lb$3.29$3.29
Green onions6 oz$1.29$1.29
Organic broccoli slaw12 oz$1.99$1.99
Green bell peppereach$0.99$0.99
Basil2.5 oz$2.69$2.69
Romaine3 heads$1.99$1.99
Organic maple syrup12 oz$7.99$7.99
Arugula7 oz$1.99$1.99
Tomatoes20 oz$1.79$1.79
Organic Lemons1 lb$1.99$1.99
Chile spiced mango8 oz$2.29$2.29
Cucumbers14 oz$1.99$1.99
Spring mix5 oz$1.99$1.99
Organic popcorn2 lb$1.99$3.98
Corn tortillas12 ct$0.99$0.99
Seedless watermeloneach$3.99$3.99
Total Bill:$45.05
Cost per day:$6.44
Cost per person per day:$3.22

So cool!!!!  That means, Andrew and I are eating each day for the next week for $3.22 each!!