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781. Weekly Food Cost, by Type of Family

[In dollars. Assumes that food for all meals and snacks is purchased at the store and prepared at home. See source for details on estimation procedures]

 
December 1995 December 1996 1996 December 1997 October 1998 December 1999
Family Type Thrifty Low-cost Moderate- Liberal Thrifty Low-cost Moderate- Liberal Thrifty Low-cost Moderate- Liberal Thrifty Low-cost Moderate- Liberal Thrifty Low-cost Moderate- Liberal
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FAMILIES
Family of 2:
  20-50 years 53.90 68.30 84.40 105.10 56.40 71.40 87.90 109.20 57.10 72.40 89.30 111.20 58.40 74.00 91.20 113.50 59.10 75.40 93.00 115.60
  51 years and over 50.80 65.70 81.30 97.20 53.10 68.60 84.80 101.60 53.70 69.60 86.10 103.30 54.80 71.20 88.00 105.40 55.70 72.50 89.80 107.60
 
Family of 4:
  Couple, 20-50 years and children--
    1-2 and 3-5 years 78.50 98.40 120.50 148.20 82.20 103.20 126.00 154.90 83.00 104.30 127.50 156.90 84.80 106.60 130.30 160.40 86.20 108.90 133.20 163.90
    6-8 and 9-11 years 90.00 115.70 144.50 174.10 94.40 121.30 151.20 182.30 95.40 122.70 153.10 184.50 97.90 125.70 156.50 188.60 99.30 128.30 159.90 192.70
 
INDIVIDUALS 2
Child:
  1-2 years 14.20 17.40 20.40 24.70 14.90 18.30 21.40 26.00 14.90 18.40 21.50 26.10 15.20 18.70 22.00 26.70 15.60 19.30 22.60 27.50
  3-5 years 15.30 18.90 23.40 28.00 16.00 20.00 24.70 29.60 16.20 20.10 24.80 29.70 16.50 20.60 25.40 30.50 16.90 21.10 26.10 31.30
  6-8 years 18.70 25.10 31.30 36.40 19.70 26.40 33.00 38.40 19.90 26.60 33.20 38.60 20.50 27.40 34.00 39.60 20.90 28.00 34.90 40.60
  9-11 years 22.30 28.50 36.50 42.20 23.40 30.00 38.30 44.60 23.60 30.30 38.70 44.80 24.30 31.00 39.60 45.80 24.70 31.80 40.50 47.00
 
Male:
  12-14 years 23.10 32.30 40.00 47.10 24.20 33.90 42.10 49.50 24.50 34.20 42.40 49.90 25.20 35.00 43.40 51.00 25.60 35.80 44.50 52.20
  15-19 years 23.90 33.20 41.30 47.90 25.00 34.90 43.40 50.20 25.30 35.20 43.80 50.70 25.90 36.00 44.90 51.80 26.30 36.90 46.00 53.00
  20-50 years 25.80 33.00 41.30 50.10 27.00 34.60 43.10 52.20 27.30 35.00 43.80 53.10 27.90 35.90 44.70 54.20 28.20 36.60 45.60 55.20
  51 years and over 23.30 31.50 38.90 46.60 24.40 33.00 40.60 48.70 24.60 33.50 41.20 49.50 25.10 34.20 42.10 50.50 25.50 34.80 42.90 51.50
 
Female:
  12-19 years 23.20 27.90 33.80 40.90 24.30 29.20 35.40 42.80 24.50 29.50 35.80 43.20 25.00 30.10 36.60 44.20 25.60 30.90 37.50 45.30
  20-50 years 23.20 29.10 35.40 45.40 24.30 30.30 36.80 47.10 24.60 30.80 37.40 48.00 25.20 31.40 38.20 49.00 25.50 31.90 38.90 49.90
  51 years and over 22.90 28.20 35.00 41.80 23.90 29.40 36.50 43.70 24.20 29.80 37.40 44.40 24.70 30.50 37.90 45.30 25.10 31.10 38.70 46.30



1 The costs given are for individuals in 4-person families. For individuals in other size families, the following adjustments are suggested: 1-person, add 20 percent; 2-person, add 10 percent; 3-person, add 5 percent; 5- or 6-person, subtract 5 percent; 7- (or more) person, subtract 10 percent.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. http://www.fns.usda.gov/fncs/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/781_weekly_food_cost_by_type_of.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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