The Price of a Pizza

On the meal plan for tonight was a family favorite. Pizza!  I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who said that they don’t like pizza.  I like a whole variety of toppings on my pies but almost always in addition to pepperoni and black olives.  Tonight we used some of the ham that I got earlier in the week for $0.69 a pound.  So lets break down the ingredients.

Crust:

  • 4 cups of flour – $0.53
  • 1 packet of yeast – $0.67
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar – $0.02
  • 2 Tablespoons of oil – $0.03
  • 1 1/2 cup of water – less than $0.01
  • 2 teaspoons of salt – less than $0.01

Toppings:

  • 2 oz Pepperoni – $1.83
  • 2 oz Black Olives – $0.33
  • 2 oz Ham – $0.08
  • 4 oz Tomato Sauce – $0.25
  • 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese – $1.00

This yields 3 pizzas total with a medium thickness for the crust, so lots of left overs.  Total spent on 3 pizzas was $4.76.  So that’s $1.59 per pizza or about $0.26 per slice.

I buy frozen pizza on sale for $5 each and to order a pizza is about $12 after delivery, tax, and tip.

If we eat 1 pizza once a week for a year it would cost us $624 to order, $260 for pre-made frozen, or $82.68 to make from scratch. You save $541.32 over delivery or $177.32 over frozen.  Cha-ching!

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How is that for pizza math?

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