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How a Family of 4 Eats for $200 a Week in Mount Clemens, Michigan — Food Budget Diaries

Welcome to Kitchn’s Food Budget Diaries series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will follow one person for one week and will chronicle everything that person consumed and how much it costs them.

Name: Tracy
Location: Mount Clemens, Michigan (near Detroit)
Age: 44
Number of people in family: 4 (my husband, Mark; me; and two sons, 15 and 13)
Occupation: My husband is a mechanical engineer and I am an English comprehension rater and I also shop and deliver groceries.
Household income: $100,000 (only my husband’s, as my income fluctuates depending on the needs of the company I work for which dictates how often I shop/deliver groceries).
Weekly food budget: $200 per week, plus $25 every other week for dining out


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