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Fuel vs Food   94 votes

  1. 1. Do you spend more on fuel than food (in an average Month)

    • Yes.
      40
    • No.
      38
    • I ride a bicycle.
      6
    • I walk.
      7
    • I starve.
      2
    • I do not purchase my food.
      1

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As the poll States do you spend more money each month of food or fuel

I spend approx. $350 to $450 a month on fuel and only approx $120 a month on food.

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I spend roughly $120-150 per month on gas. Not sure exactly how much I spend on food, but I know it's a bit more than that. Granted, it's food for 2 people though. Also usually go out for a nice dinner about once a month, so there's $120 right there.

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Walking freakin' Rocks

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Food is fuel -- where my natural gas comes from. :shifty:

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I voted 'Yes'.

But it varies month to month. Usually $50-$80 on food.
Full tank of fuel varies between $50-$60 depending on price
and depending on how much driving I do, is how much fuel I buy (full tank only gets me ~380km until I get my gearbox replaced)
so sometimes I can be buying $100+ worth of fuel a month :/

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Gas, compared to food, is pretty cheap. Even if you get a 2 liter bottle of soda for $0.99, that's $3.74 a gallon, or about what gas costs around here. Same with milk.

Heck, 1 gallon of gas is around 7 pounds, or about $28 worth of good chicken, even more than that for fish.

I realize you use gas in relatively greater quantities, but it is worth noting that the price of a gallon of gas is really just 1 small part in the rising cost of living expenses.

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I budget about the same for fuel and food but i tend to use more on the fuel budget than food. $200 for fuel and $200 for food but at $86 to fill my truck up and 15.4 miles to work (30.8 miles to and from), at $3.88-3.96/gal and about $86 to fill up my truck lasting a week and a half usually, it eats me dry. Until I can afford to get a new vehicle (after i get my first house), I'll be spending a small fortune on gas going the distance in a fuel-hungry '97 F-150.

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i eat out all the time. this city has wayyyyyyyy to many good restaurants for me not to want to... also i love mcdicks when im drunk. 300+ish a month on food no problem for me. gas maybe 60, but i do bus it to work. plus, food is expensive.

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i run a duel fuel car mainly on lpg so it costs me stuff all to run my car =]

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I spend about $270-300 a month on gas, so yes. However, most of that gas is reimbursed for work travel.

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I voted I starve, hahaha. Honestly I feel like I do recently. I don't really eat breakfast much, and I've been so busy recently I forget to eat dinner until way too late.

I just got a 98 Accord 4 cylinder though, so here's to saving some money on gas! My last car was costing me about $320 a month. Looks like this car will cost me closer to $200 a month. Nice little savings there. But no, I doubt that I spend more on gas still. Food is ridiculously priced now days. Even when I was younger, my parents could get food for the whole family at a fast food place (as example) for $15 or so. Now half the places you go to would cost $30-40 for a family of 4 to get food. There's barely anything in my work cafeteria for less than $6-7 for just the food (I usually just drink water). Food prices are almost more ridiculous to me than gas prices.

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I spend about 250-300 CDN on gas a month for a 2012 corolla le and on average I also spend the same on food some delta variations but fuel seems to be inching higher and higher ...

then again in a day I put guaranteed about 84km (to - from work) + other errands in the weekends and what not ... don't go out and eat much but I have been indulging at least once a month or so

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I voted yes, but it depends. I spend between 100 and 150$ a month on Gas. It's currently 1.30/L here so to fill up (which lasts almost a week and a half depending on if it's just city driving or if I am driving a distance). To fill up is about 60$ so that 2-3 times a month ads up. Groceries cost about 80$ for two weeks, but with eating out it can range from 150-200$ a month. However I don't always buy my own meals/eat 3 meals a day.

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We're lucky only spending about

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Fuel is too expensive, I cycle to work instead, loads more fun than sitting in traffic :)

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Spend about $100 a month on gas and about $600 a month on food.

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[quote name='rajputwarrior' timestamp='1334932234' post='594812543'] ... i love mcdicks when im drunk. [/quote]

Oh my ... :blush:

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1334934883' post='594812651']
Oh my ... :blush:
[/quote]

it's what we call mcdonalds around here... i've travelled all over the place and apparently only us on the west coast of canada call it that. australia they call it mackers?

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I spend $70 on fuel per month and about $250 on food.

Beer count as food?? if yes it will go up.

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[quote name='rajputwarrior' timestamp='1334935272' post='594812669']
it's what we call mcdonalds around here... i've travelled all over the place and apparently only us on the west coast of canada call it that. australia they call it mackers?
[/quote]

LOL ... I knew whom you meant -- just your reply sounded kinky. :p

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I currently walk to work. However once I move then I will probably spend more on food.
Although I read somewhere today that Asda's across the UK have cut their unleaded price to 138.9p per litre, so others will follow suit. Maybe this is the start of the price coming down? Doubtful.

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Glad you had the "I do not purchase my food" option there, as I do not purchase food. My wife does it all, so yes, I spend more on fuel than food. :)

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i spend about

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I spend well over $200 a month for fuel and over $200 a month for food. :p

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I would bike to work except I live in Washington and it is cold and rainy 90% of the year here.

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