Baltimore: the city that eats cheap
If you're out of dough in Baltimore, it's probably not because you're spending too much on food.
Baltimore ranked waaay low on a list that compared food spending by city.
The average Baltimore household spent $5,102 on food in 2009, according to the Bundle survey. That sum was about evenly split between groceries ($2,769) and dining out ($2,333).
Austin, Texas, had the nation's biggest food spenders, with the households there shelling out an average of $12,447.
Detroit households spent the least, $2,246.
Bargains galore could be had as the Pigtown Safeway prepared to close earlier this year. Sun photo by Jed Kirshbaum