And then there are people like myself.
30 day month.
22 working days, 8 weekend days.
Breakfast, skipped, or an apple/poptart/strawberries. I don’t want to spend time making breakfast. $1/day.
Lunch at work, anything nearby from $10 mongolian grill to $3 at McDonalds. Average, $6/day.
Post work meal, usually something in the realm of rice, carrots, ramen. Average $1/day.
Dinner, depending on my mood, I’ll have pork chops, small cheap steak cuts, maybe make some chili if I want to be cost efficient and cheap, but otherwise, at $1 a chop and I eat 2, I’ll use this as the “cheapest” baseline. $2/day.
Snacks (Lychee jellies, mints, a donut, carrots, mixed nuts, chips) adds in around $1/day.
Drinks - Included in lunch, however I buy once per week a $2-3 jug of some juice and cut it with half-water. $.5/day
Total per day: Approximately $11.50/day, by 22 working days - $253 a month.
Breakfast - Boatloads of egg, peppers, cheese, meats in an omlette or scrambled eggs is a staple, if not 3 porkchops: $3/day
Lunch - microwave burritos, oven made pizza, or just heading out to a local place for a $5 meal. Avg $3/day.
Dinner - Pot roast, more pork chops, rice, chicken, whatever looks good at the time and I have desire to make. Avg $3/day.
Snacks, we’ll go with $1/day.
Average: approximately $10/day by 8 weekend days, $80.
This comes to $333 per month I spend, on an average, per month. This also doesn’t include impulse buys here and there (hotdog at the gas station, soda from the machine at work, and so on) which can slide this higher. This is also my own expense. I sometimes nibble on my roomies food supplies and they nibble on mine.
I have been waiting patiently for Soylent for a long time now so that I can reduce the amount of money I spend, the amount of time I spend, and increase the health benefits of the meals I do have. Sometimes it’s about what good a product will do for more people than just yourself at the time. Automobiles were once only owned by the rich and powerful, now they’re ubiquitous. Bicycles even fit this when they were first being created. It’s all perspective and time.
Just as a comparison point for you guys. For someone like me, it will be extremely beneficial. Once it’s been around and price continues to come down, it’ll hopefully help many people the world over. What you want to define it as is your decision. A luxury to me is just a daily whatever for people over my pay grade.