Life in Bible times, keep in mind we are still in Bible times as Christ government continues forever and continually increases. God never shuts his womb for future new believers in Christ.
Work makes life good, Proverbs 14:23. Most people in Israel were farmers and it was hard work they had to grow their own food to survive. Today many of us can go to the grocery store to get food or we can go a restaurant or even get food in our vehicle through a drive thru.
God said those who do not provide for their family are worse then an in infidel, a non believer. So do your best to keep your cost low. Even if your not going to grow your own food it's a good idea to buy healthy food.