People From 24 Different Households Were Given $100 To Spend On Groceries – Here’s What They Bought

Published 3 years ago

We all have that one friend who somehow manages to survive despite the contents of their fridge consisting of nothing more than a half-empty bottle of mustard and some Pizza Pockets. Well, turns out they’re not the only one with weird grocery shopping habits.

Recently, video producer Cut asked people from 24 different households to do $100 worth of grocery shopping, and shared the results which ended up varying greatly. And somehow your friend’s barren fridge doesn’t look so weird anymore.

Check out how differently people from various households spent their grocery money in the gallery below!

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Video producer Cut wanted to see what groceries people from different households would buy for $100

#1 “I’m 98, Served As A Marine Engineer During The War”

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“I live in an apartment with my son-in-law and my daughter. I raise chickens.”

#2 Karen, Age: 19, Single, College Student

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“I live on campus with three other girls.
Usually everyday I have pizza rolls. I don’t think I’m good with money at all.”

#3 Komal, Age: 35, Married Mother, Software Engineer

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“I am married and I have two kids.
There are families back in India for whom [a 100 dollars] is like a monthly income”

#4 Mick & Anthony, Age: 36 & 46, Married, Unemployed

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“We met online and it was love at first email.
Money means getting by. We’re unemployed, starving artists sort of thing.”

#5 “A Hundred Dollars Means Food For A Week”

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“I’m always thinking budget, thinking practical.”

#6 Melina And Kevin, Married

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“We’ve got three kids, a dog and a boat.
We love to gather around food and celebrate our family and friends.”

#7 “I’m 64 And I Work As A Lunch Lady At An Elementary School”

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“[Food] is a communication. It’s making people happy.
I live by myself. Unless I’m meeting friends somewhere, I eat alone, probably watching TV.”

#8 “I Collect Social Security. Not Near Enough, By The Way”

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“I get 1,110$ a month, puts me pretty close to, if not under, the poverty level.”

#9 “65 An 67 Years Old. We’ve Been Husband And Wife For 18 Years”

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“I don’t necessarily like his style of cooking. One time he made me Vietnamese Norvegian gambo.”

#10 What Would You Buy With 100$?

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#11 “The Angriest We’ve Been At Each Other Have All Been Shopping Experiences”

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“We love cereal.
I kind of see food as fuel, nothing more.”

#12 “Having Kids Now Is Crazy At Times”

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#13 “I Am 88, A Retired Metro Bus Driver”

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“Food is sustenance. I used to [cook], I used to love to do it, all that’s gone because I can’t see.”

#14 “My Name’s Gertrude. I Go To Restaurants A Lot For Company”

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“Food means nourishment, especially since being older, [it has been] very important to eat the right things.”

#15 Tripp, Age: 30, Single, Bartender

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“I would say I’m really striving to be middle class, but I don’t know if I am quite yet.
A hundred bucks means like a couple of days worth of money or one frivolous night of indulgence.
I would say I drink at least six days a week.”

#16 “Oreos And Energy Drinks… I Have To Have That”

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“I would say food is just a medium for community, family.”

#17 Rich And Bernice, Engaged

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“We try to have dinner together, at least the nights we’re at home at the same time. We don’t watch TV while eating”

#18 Dylan, Private University Student, Finance Major

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“I like to cook fresh food so I got greens. I get UberEats and stuff sometimes. I spend about $150-200 per month on it.”

#19 Brie And Ralen

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“When you have a child and you have to make ends meet, you could go to the cheapest store and $100 barely stretched.”

#20 “I Study Strategic Communications And Live In A House With 8 Girls”

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“Usually I spend about $50 on groceries. I don’t come from a family that has a lot of money. So that kinda sucks when everyone else is going out to eat and you just have to stay home to save money.”

#21 “We’re Both 19. Everyone Says That We Eat Like Children”

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“I feel like normally when we spend $100 it’s not ever on this much food. We were like wow we can actually get a lot for $100.”

#22 Ryan, Public University Student

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“My room consists of a mini fridge and a toaster oven to cook pizza rolls.”

#23 “I’m Trying To Be An Actor. I’m Going To College Because My Parents Require That”

“I just buy little snacks that I can add to my school day.
I spent a quarter of my budget on honeycomb. I love honeycomb.
I don’t cook. I eat out almost every day”

#24 “I’m Going To Be A Medical Assistant”

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“I spent about a quarter of the $100 on baby formula. I always cook dinner for me, my boyfriend and my daughter”

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