Market today - we were given about $7.00 to shop for a family of 4 for a week. It was very difficult. But many people make less than a $ a day. Our group bought 2# rice, 2# beans, 1# corn meal, 1# sugar, 1 liter of cooking oil, 3 carrots, 5 peppers, 6 onions, 6 tomatoes, 5 plantains, small bag of a salt and a few herbs. No meat or eggs- so probably not enough for a week and no fruit.