Apart from Foodie Philip taking a quick trip to Montreal to speak at a conference, June was a very quiet month. The first third of May was most atypical as we were vacationing in Italy.
The averages for this month were within our range of “normal”. We did have less lunch take-out than typical.
- Lunch prepared at home $2.50 ($2.36 in May 22)
- Lunch eaten or purchased outside the home: $11.30 ($12.11)
- Dinner eaten at home: $4.58 ($4.97)
- Dinner prepared in a restaurant $20.87 ($16.61)
The variation is usually small month to month and June was within our normal range.
Our most expensive meal of the month (again) was the Bento Box with Tuna Tataki for $22.86.
This month, lunches at home cost 22% of the cost of eating lunches prepared outside the home. Our evening meals prepared in the home are 22% of the cost of take-out meals.
Had we purchased every lunch and prepared none it would have cost us $339.00 per person in Jun. We actually spent $57.58 for lunches at home plus $45.19 for lunches purchased or eaten out: $102.77 per person in total.
If every evening meal cost us the same as our average this month, the total for evening meals would be $626.10. We actually spent $114.55 for dinners at home and $41.73 for our two dinners from a restaurant, or $156.28 per person in totaL.
We saved about $706 per person by preparing almost all our meals at home and we have a lot more control over what we eat.