Grocery bill Challenge – FAILED

Dear all,

We would like to share with the results of our May Grocery bill challenge, which is written in the title tag we failed by a large distance. To remind you our grocery bill challenge was to achieve 560 USD of groceries (Monthly grocery bill), so we finally achieved 751.50 USD, slightly lower than our average 800 USD per month.

What are the reason of this failure, some purchases of several cleaning products (clothes) which are really expansive here in Switzerland, clearly the will last for more than one month, but I will not split the cost over month. We have been invited to dinner at 2 occasions and had to buy some wine for our hosts. so all in all, these additional expenses summed to 106 USD.

We would still failed the challenge by 85.5 USD, we must say that the target was really hard to achieve and not sure we can achieve it one day.

But it was a funny experience and we enjoyed it. We will continue to strive to reduce our grocery bill over time, finding new tricks to save on groceries.

What about you, have you tried the grocery challenge? I encourage you to try.




2 thoughts on “Grocery bill Challenge – FAILED

  1. Grocery for me means the meat, veggie, bread, ingredients to cook.
    Wine for host, or clothings will fall into entertainment or something, that way you can keep it on the down low. If you do that, it probably being it down to $500


    • Thanks for the insight, but as soon as we buy stuff in the grocery store, we are not splitting.
      I agreed that for the wine for our hosts, we could categorize that as gifts.
      Will think about it.


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