What 14 Millennial Women Spend On Food Every Month


Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent reported feeling stressed out about money every single day. Bustle's Get Money series gets real about what Millennial women are doing with their money, and why — because managing your finances should feel empowering, not intimidating.

Food can get expensive — and fast. While some people stick to a strict food budget, others do not. Additionally, some people get free meals at work, others cook, and still others are BFFs with Seamless or GrubHub. That said, Millennials spent 44 percent of their food money on eating out — aka $2,921 per year (!) — according to the Food Institute's analysis of the USDA’s food expenditure data from 2014. Wow, right?! However, one thing's for sure: There's definitely a way not to go broke due to your food budget.

Brianna McGurran, student loans and personal finance expert at NerdWallet, has some ideas. "When spending money on food or dividing up food costs, you could put all your grocery or restaurant expenses on a cash-back or rewards credit card so you can track them easily," she tells Bustle. "Then, settle up with your partner/roommates at the end of the month (and get cash back or points at the same time), and always pay off your balance so you don't rack up interest charges." Such great advice!

Curious about people's food budgets, I asked some Millennial women what they spend on food per month. Chances are, everyone could use some food money-saving tips.