Homeade Tuna Sandwich Vs. Subway Tuna Sandwich Costs

By Chongchen Saelee

Homeade Tuna Salad Sandwich

Ingredients purchased from Walmart

Subway Tuna Sandwich footlong as of 9/24/2016 is $6.95

Cheese Bread 4 rolls $3.00
Each roll is approx 6 inches x 2 equiv of footlong = $1.50

Helmann’s mayonnaise 15 oz jar $2.98

Great Value mild cheddar slices $2.22

Mushrooms $1.38

Celery heart $2.18

Great Value Light Chunk Tuna 4-pack, 5 oz each, $2.96

Cucumber $0.58

Tomato x 3 = $1.88
So one tomato = approx $0.63

Red Onion $0.81

So approx 20 oz of tuna including all ingredients looks to serve about 5 six-inch equiv sandwiches.

Sub-total $17.49

$17.49 / 5 = $3.49 per six inch

$3.49 * 2 = $7 footlong WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY

Time wasted grocery shopping and prepping about 1 to 2 hours.

Subway sandwich is only 5 minute drive and would include olives, spinach, vinegrette, pickled peppers, provolone and american cheese, 5 herb toasted bun, and can be made in less than 15 minutes

However, making it yourself allows you to add as much tuna per sandwich as want. In this case, I put almost same amount that would go into a Subway footlong into a 6-inch cheese bread roll. So maybe there’s more value in that.

Then again, as for time management, now I have enough pre-made tuna salad I can eat for next few days without having to drive to Subway. It evens out time and money.

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One Response to “Homeade Tuna Sandwich Vs. Subway Tuna Sandwich Costs”

  1. Lita Watson says:

    Thank to giving a comparison in details. I helps me to save my time and my money as much as possible. I hope you will give more useful advice like this in the next time.