Download a .pdf of the Official USDA Food plan budgets. They
itemize a thrifty, low cost, moderate, and liberal plan and see
how you compare.
The chart shows that a family of 4 with 2 children between
the ages of 6-11 the following weekly expenditures:
Low Cost: $144.90
Or Monthly Totals:
Low cost: $628.00
The chart also gives suggested amounts for adjusting up or down for additional
family members based on age and gender.
How do you compare?