What's Your Monthly Grocery Bill? in Food Traditions & Culture Posted September 15, 2009 Err...it sounds like many of you are quite a bit more frugal than I am We spend about $600-700 a month, including purchases at Target (toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc). We try to do the majority of our shopping at Trader Joes, supplemented by the occasional pick-up of items at Publix or Whole Foods. This of course is just for my bf and I...we live in Atlanta, Ga. We have visited some of the local farmer's markets off and on over the past few summers, but really didn't notice a price advantage over similar products at, say, Whole Foods, and so found the additional stop to be more of an inconvenience. I work from home most of the time, so this amount does include my lunches...and we almost always eat at home. I am totally in awe of families who spend half of what I do!