While we spent most of the month at home, the results are influenced by a quick trip to Barcelona for a presentation which meant that some meals were included in an air fare, some paid for by the conference organizers and some extra eaten outside the home.
The averages for this month:
- Lunch prepared at home $2.76 ($2.12 in October)
- Lunch eaten or purchased outside the home: $7.42 ($9.05)
- Dinner eaten at home: $5.14 ($5.31)
- Dinner eaten out: $5.00 ($26.32)
Our most expensive meal was lunch sat The Country Deli at $21.00 per serve.
Had we purchased every lunch and prepared none it would have cost us $222.60 per person in November. We actually spent $46.85 for lunches at home plus $59.36 for lunches purchased or eaten out: $106.21.
Had we purchased every evening meal out and prepared none at home, it would have cost us $150.00 based on last night’s pizza, so not exactly a typical meal because it is subsidized by being part of a group. We actually spent $138.75 for dinners at home and $5.00 for dinners out: $143.75.
We saved $116.40 by preparing and eating most meals at home although eating subsided pizza every night isn’t exactly an option.