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How much is your weekly food shop

So I have heard some crazy figures, but for people looking to live in Switzerland, the cost of a food shop for a family could be double what you would pay in your home country. Some people here try to avoid the Swiss pricing and go to neighboring countries, while other look at the freshness and quality of the shop. So how much is your WEEKLY Swiss food shop.

Please state you circumstances, ie Alone, living with partner, family of 3, family of 4, family of 5 etc What I am looking at is the average figure, not one where you have a feast and then starve for a few weeks!

Family of 5 - Weekly food shop CHF 300
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Old 11.08.2009, 15:41
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

If I include my bill for beer it might skew the numbers
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Old 11.08.2009, 15:44
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Family of 3 with a 3 year old child. Weekly average for food shopping of 120 to 150 CHF
For me its the meat/fish that increases my average
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Alone, around 70 chf a week
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Old 11.08.2009, 15:48
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

i have a single household but have my gf most of time living with me
so id say i pay 70-120 max/week
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Family of 5 (wife, daughter and two boys). The boys (21 and 22) have tens of friends over for dinner every week so we have given up keeping track of the shopping.
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Alone, spend CHF 50 on average per week (food and toiletries).

Was questioned by tax office on ability to live on this amount.
Asked her if she thought I was fat?

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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

My wife and myself:

Between CHF120 to CHF150 a week.
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Old 11.08.2009, 15:53
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Weekly expenses for 2 persons: CHF 100-200.

Meat and Fish is quite expensive, so we have it, but only once or twice a week. I buy it from a butcher and not in Migros or Coop. The quality is much more better, and I think in the supermarkets you pay in the end more for a less quality.
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

For my partner and I we spend 100F a week and buy one portion of meat, we don't think we can get it any lower than this
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Two of us food and drink upto 300 per week
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Old 11.08.2009, 16:20
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

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For my partner and I we spend 100F a week and buy one portion of meat, we don't think we can get it any lower than this

One portion of meat a week? Are you on Atkins by any chance
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Old 11.08.2009, 16:21
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

expensive but you can shop smart:

Migros for the everyday stuff
CoOp for more choice
Manor for nice little bits and bobs and
Aligro for meats, loo rolls, washing powder etc.
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Old 11.08.2009, 16:22
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Between 50 and 75 a week, but I'm a vegetarian and that total also includes my weakness, coke light.
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Just like Bindu up here, same circumstances, same expenses (in average).
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

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For my partner and I we spend 100F a week and buy one portion of meat, we don't think we can get it any lower than this
Same here...Sometimes I forget when was the last time I had meat...
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Live alone, subsidised canteen at work, still spend 120-150chf a week, probably another 50chf on beer and wine
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Old 11.08.2009, 17:06
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

If I've done my sums right then I can't believe that people spending 50CHF a week on food in total are getting much in the way of fruit and vegetables, let alone meat.

Unless they are growing everything themselves.

So, are you really eating much more than pasta with a tin of tomatoes -every day?

I'm genuinely interested -and slightly concerned for your long-term health.
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Old 11.08.2009, 17:19
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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

I don't keep track as much I used to, but 70-100 chf a week for evening meals and weekend food, but no booze. (I tend to go out for drinks)

EDIT: (That's just for me)

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Re: How much is your weekly food shop

Family of four, 15 year old & 3 year old - anywhere from 150 - 225 per week, plus alcohol...

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