I'm moving to San Francisco from Montreal this summer and trying to allocate a monthly budget based on living costs and expenses. The only thing that I'm not certain about is the cost of food shopping (not eating out but products for home) and would greatly appreciate your help. Of course this would be based on an average estimated budget...
What would you suggest a "generous" monthly grocery bill would total, if shopping for a single (hungry!!) mouth at mostly local grocery outlets; ie. Bi-Rite Market, North Beach delis, specialty products at the Ferry Building, small scale (non-chain) fruiteries, weekend farmer's markets, and maybe something like Whole Foods as well? I'm 30 years old, like to eat well and fairly healthy, and have a large appetite!
Thanks so much for any feedback and suggestions!!