Assume that's true: $55 a day to support a family still sounds like shit to me, depending on how you enumerate that.
for reference, that daily value multiplied out for an equivalent monthly wage covers about two thirds of my base monthly rent.
That is not counting heat, hot water, and electric bill. Also not counting food, internet, phone, clothes, health coverage, gas, insurance, etc.
i live in the US northeast; $19,800 a year is ~16% below the poverty line for a family my size this year https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.
So sure. that sounds like poverty to me.
$19,800 a year ($55 a day) is, indeed, a fucking struggle to live and support a family on here. (urban area, new england)
The poster i was originally replying to was complaining that $1 US a goes further in other places and "could be like $10"; my point is that that's still pretty poor!