You Waste $200 a Month by Ordering Dinner Instead of Cooking It

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 "Forbes" magazine looked into how much money we are wasting ordering food at a restaurant and the answer is FIVE TIMES what it costs to make the same thing at home.

They looked at over 80 different dinner recipes, and compared what they cost at the average restaurant to what they cost if you make them from scratch.


And they found the average dinner from a restaurant is $20.37, including a $5 delivery fee  compared to $4.31 if you make the same thing at home.  So a $16 difference.


That means if you order delivery three times a week, it costs you about $48 or roughly $200 a month per person. 


Some of the meals with the biggest markups include spaghetti with meat sauce, $21 compared to $3 at home; pork chops, $25 compared to $3 and chicken wings, $20 compared to about $2 per person if you make them from scratch.


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