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View Poll Results: What is your monthly average Wine, Beer & Liquor Budget?
$0 - We do not drink & we do not offer alcohol to friends. 45 15.96%
Less than $50 61 21.63%
$50 - $100 70 24.82%
$100 - 200 51 18.09%
$200 - $300 25 8.87%
Over $300 30 10.64%
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:21 PM   #21
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I don't have any idea how to answer this. We live in a high liquor tax state so dh often picks up bottles of bourbon etc when working in neighboring states. I sometimes buy beer, but sometimes he does. (I love to keep track of expenses, but dh does not.) I have cut way back on wine. I still like wine but it no longer likes me. And I usually buy it at the grocery store and don't separate it out from the grocery category. Too much work. So the answer is- less than I used to?
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" ... this vice" ?!!??
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:53 PM   #23
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cannot have alcohol while on the current medications ( and am single )

so if the global economy implodes before March 2020 i did my part to help it happen ( half to governments seem addicted to taxes on vices )
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Ours gets stirred into the food expense, but I guess it's about 200/month. It sounds like a lot, but we routinely give hooch as gifts.
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We went Jan and Feb at about $20 per month, then maybe $70 for March when we had guests. Now back down again. DW drinks no alcohol at home. I average 5 beers a week. Most of our alcohol consumption is during a dinner out.
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Our travels lead us to wine. When we were in France or Italy or California how can pass up something that is part of the heritage and they do so well.
So to relive those travels we seek wines we remember from those trips.
Soooooo, we drop on average about $300-$400 a month. Average bottle is about $30. We don’t consume all of it. Some goes into the cellar, some given away, but it adds up. It’s our vice. We own it.
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Interesting, this got me curious. I went back to last year's CC spending statement, and checked the charges for the county liquor stores: just over $2500. That doesn't include beer or restaurant/bar drinks, but we tend to get takeout at least 9/10 times. Beer, I probably spend $400-500 a year at least, but it should still fall in the $200-300/month range.
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Never keep up with it but it's a not an insignificant part of our budget!


+1. We’re very similar. But, I would word it as: “Not gonna keep up with it, but it is a significant part of our budget!”
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Alcohol? Yeah some of that. Be glad you didn't ask about cannabis.
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$800/month.
Wine is food.
We don’t budget.
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I used to drink but starting in my early 50s or so, a couple of drinks would give me a headache the next day or even cause a hangover. Then a few years ago, I found that I slept better if I drank nothing at all so now rarely drink. I'll probably have a drink tomorrow as I'm going to my neighbor's house for Easter dinner and they are wine connoisseurs.
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I spend $50 - $100 on beers & wine mostly. I also get a dozen bottles of wine free every year. They are about $600 total in retail. If I add them into our budget, I'd be in $101+ club.
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I don't drink - an acquired taste that I never really acquired though i do like umbrella drinks but moreso without the alcohol. From a health perspective, it would be nice to enjoy a glass of wine now and then but I don't. DW drinks a bit of wine and the occasional beer but we never actually buy any unless people are coming over and we seem to get gifted enough wine to make buying it unnecessary most of the time.
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Since I've been tracking spending pretty accurately for the past few years I can answer this.
Previously, questions like this bugged me, as I could only guess, which is what made me decide to track it.
I directly track booze costs, as I always just guessed at a number, turns out it's lower than I thought.
2018: $29.15 / month.
2017: $35.49 / month.

However, if we are traveling, I count all expenses when traveling as travel
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I was having about a bottle of inexpensive wine per week. I don't drink much while out, because it is so much more expensive. I have recently read about the cancer risk from alcohol, and will likely cut back.
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About $100-$200 a month. We tend to have a few meals a week with a bottle. Each bottle will run in the $15-$20 range, although we've found a few good/decent everyday ones for $12 or so...$50 for a special occasion.
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I don't spend enough.


I have a habit that I can't break, I buy whatever beer is on sale. If nothing is on sale I get a 30 pack of Hamms for about $14.99.


I made a vow in 2019 that I will buy good, name brand beer but I just can't help myself. Got a 12 pack of Busch Light in the fridge now (that's what was on sale last week).
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I put down $50-$100 but if I have to include the pull tabs I buy when we go out on Friday nights it would be a tad higher.
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