For Sarah Perez, who is the head of her household, it is a constant struggle to keep up with rising food prices.
Perez lives in Chaguanas with her daughter and two grandchildren.
The serenity residents of Lothian Road, Princes Town once felt was shattered on Thursday when the nude body of caretaker Lochan Ramlochan was found at his home.
Police said Ramlocahn, 58, was strangled with an electrical cord and relatives believes that it might be robbery related.
Ramlochan was last seen outside a palour near his home on Wednesday night and when neighbors went to check on him around 8.20 pm Thursday, they saw him through a ventilation block, lying nude in his bedroom.
Princes Town's PC Jacob and PC Mohammed responded to the residents' call and broke into Ramlochan's apartment where they found him lying face down and nude with his hands bound and an electrical cord around his neck.
While no motive was given for his murder, police said the apartment was ransacked.