youre not absolutely wrong, but food is actually one of the most annoyingly overpriced things here. an example would be Arizona tea, it costs about $2.75 here meanwhile it has 99c printed on it. another example, AAA video games are $100 instead of $60
but yeah. its not absolutely as bad as it sounds. most people here work in hotels where you earn closer to $2.5k/month. a pair could keep up a family with that,
your abilty to manage living here also depends a lot on how much you spend. we tend to consume less than most counties.
im making aruba sound like a horrible place, but i can assure you its not