Staying Full at Poverty Level

Can It be Done?

At poverty level, a person feeds themself on no more than $3 per day.  To find out the impacts of this budget, I attempted to shop for groceries for seven days, assuming that each day I need to consume three meals, two snacks, and a minimum of 2,200 calories.  By looking for inexpensive products that have high calorie content, I concluded that it is possible.  However, the consequences of eating according to this diet are unforseen. 

Fruits & Veggies

Cheap Carbohydrates


I eat a lot of carbohydrates.  I tried to be realistic and apply the assignment to my typical diet.  The following foods contain energizing carbohydrates at a low cost.


High protein foods are typically expensive.  The following are exceptions.