Ancient Rome on a budget

The Ancient Coins for Education, Inc. website offers hints for budgeting in ancient Rome the article "What things cost in Ancient Rome ."

From the article:

Historically, the cost of living has expanded to consume all of the income that is available to the majority of the people in the society. As technology has enabled faster production, technology has also introduced new things to consume the income the increased productivity creates. The ancient Romans did not have many things to pay for in comparison to life today, yet it was every bit as much a struggle for them to survive as it is today -- and probably, it was even more of a struggle for them.