September Summary and Observations

This month we  ate a lot of food outside the home, largely because we spent 18 days traveling in Europe: Amsterdam for IBC, Geneva for a presentation and Copenhagen to meet with clients. During that trip all meals were outside the home, although not all were expensive.

The averages for this month:

  • Lunch prepared at home $3.66 ($2.52 in August)
  • Lunch eaten or purchased outside the home: $12.72 ($10.60)
  • Dinner eaten at home: $5.86 ($5.30)
  • Dinner eaten out: $26.28 ($15.82)

Our most expensive meal was the Signature Evening with Höst at approximately $103 per person. The two meals at Höst were among the best meals of our life, and well worth the cost.

Had we purchased every lunch and prepared none it would have cost us $381.60 per person inSeptember. We actually spent $32.97 for lunches at home plus $254.35 for lunches purchased or eaten out: $287.32.

Had we purchased every evening meal out and prepared none at home, it would have cost us $788.72. We actually spent $58.62 for dinners at home and $446.76 for dinners out: $505.

September is always going to be atypical, as we traveled most of the month.

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