Each month, he receives ¥300 ($50) in welfare payments, an amount insufficient to cover the bare necessities.
There is a huge shortage of the bare necessities for living any sort of decent life.
However closely you confine yourself to the bare necessities, be sure to include one luxury.
He assured me it was impossible; that we had only sufficient for bare necessities.
The poor wives get only enough for bare necessities, and yet they patiently work and mend and cook and sew.
We were not much better off in the bare necessities of life.
There was the bare necessities; there was no playpen or crib for the baby.
You keep nothing for yourself—you have only bare necessities.
Why, at one time (and not so long ago) we were without the bare necessities of life itself.
He is not accustomed to plant more than will supply the bare necessities of life.