/ How much do you spend on drinking?

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OneLifeOneHeart - on 02 Dec 2012
Just out of pure curiosity, I wanted to ask how much those who drink (for whatever reason, including socially, parties, etc.) actually pay for alcohol, say, a week, or a month.
TheDrunkenBakers - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart: This time of year i will spend between 20-40 per week, normal week will be a few beers and a bottle of wine evry saturday and friday night so i guess probably up to 20 per week.

January and February - nothing as i need to allow my innards to recover.
John_Hat - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

Very little. 5-10 a week?. Lady Blue doesn't drink at all, and I tend to buy a bottle of vodka a month and steadily work my way through it. Occasionally we'll go to a pub or club and buy a couple of drinks, but its rare.
Edradour - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

Jeez - you lot are much better than me!

In an average month I would probably spent a couple of hundred pounds on drinking including the extra costs that go with it (quiz machines, crisps etc). This would be broken down as follows:

Bottle of Whisky: 30-40
3-4 trips to the pub to watch football, rugby etc, 3-4 pints each trip: 60-80
Approx 1 'night out' a month: 60
Beers and wine to drink in the house: 30
Wine with meals out (avg 2 per month): 30

Quickly adds up. When I was a bit younger and went out a lot more it would easily be double the above.

Not boasting mind, just being honest.
lost1977 - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

hard to say but maybe 70 this year but thats only because i bought a bottle of whisky the other month otherwise it would have been about 40
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart: Used to spend about 15-25/week on wine, which isn't a huge amount, but still adds up to 1000/year! I gave up 18 months ago, and haven't had a drop since :)
Ciro - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

About four years ago I knocked it on the head, spent six months tee-total whilst training for a half ironman, and since then spend very little on alcohol, maybe 40 or 50 some months and pretty much zero others.

Prior to that I was in the pub every night, reckon I was spending around 500 a month on booze, never mind the takeaways etc.

Cost was the probably the primary motivator at the time, but feel much better all round for it.

Denni on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

Spent 80 quid last night! I hardly Ever go out as a stay at home dad and other half works away a lot with the Navy so I dont feel too guilty :)

Last time I was out was Feb so maybe 40 quid then, 80 last night and out next week so another 50 odd quid. All in all, 170 quid for the whole year which ain't too bad.
IainRUK - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to Fickalli: Probably similar.

This week I flew back Sunday from the US.. so drank a few whiskeys.. then had a beer watching football Wednesday that's been it. I rarely have city nights out so no taxi's needed, no kebab etc.. no entrance fees.. so 40 is as much as a night out will cost.
henwardian - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart: Normally 0 per week. sometimes 10 per week. Very occasionally a binge on the town that could be up to about 40-50 in a night.
The Norris - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

probably about 40-50 quid per week on average. I'm Generally in the pub fridays and saturday evenings and 20 quid per night is typical i suppose, then maybe a bottle of wine over the week with meals.

Jesus that's 2500 grand a year! hmmm, might have to have a think about that a bit more.
Clarence - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

I drink about twice a month, three pints max per session so total cost fifteen to twenty pounds including crisps and pork pie.
verygneiss - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

On average about 5 a month, although I frequently go for months without buying or drinking alcoholic beverages. I have one kidney and intend to look after it.
captainH - on 02 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

I've been told that I have been banned from my local pub (not that I've ever been there regularly).

I normally drink at home, a variety of bottled ales - I get a few bottles at a time when they are on a decent special offer - I don't like to pay more than 1.50 per bottle. I try to keep about 40 bottles in stock, just myself I usually drink 2-3 bottles a week - so lets say spend on average around 15 per month. -if I am out drinking in pub or bar or have other people round the cost fluctuates fairly wildly as does the frequency of these occasions.
mick.h on 03 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

In the last 3 weeks, nothing.

More usually, anything up to $100 a week.
Neil Williams - on 03 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

About twenty quid a week, probably, mostly in the pub. Not every week.

Neil
Frank4short - on 03 Dec 2012
In reply to Fickalli: I would guess similar to Fickalli. Off the top of my head between myself and the wife -

3-4 bottles of wine a week 25/100 week/month
Maybe 2 meals out a month so probably 40/month
Maybe 1 night out a month 100/month
Odd visit to the pub here and there 60/month
Random beers in the house, mates gaffs, etc 50-80/month

So i'm guessing 350-450 a month between the pair of us roughly.
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teflonpete - on 04 Dec 2012
In reply to OneLifeOneHeart:

Not much generally, probably a bottle of wine once a fortnight to a month and a bottle of port every couple of months, so around 3 - 4 a week on average, for 2 of us. A year ago I was drinking a bottle of port a week but can't really be bothered any more. My GF isn't a big drinker either, we'll drink a bottle of port between us at a party or something but don't generally bother with wine with meals, preferring soft drinks.

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