Yes – and they’ve strongly implied this is planned for the future. But first they actually have to figure out what a stable business model is, as this is an entirely new product – and that’s just going to take time and data, no way around it.
To draw a direct parallel, when they tried to make an exact estimate of their shipping dates far in advance, it turned out… less than accurate. That makes a pretty good case against trying to do the same for projecting a future pricing system.
Also, just a few points directly regarding the $80/month budget
These first two have already been mostly gone over – first, if you consume less than 2200cal/day, the price of Soylent could shrink to closer to $150, or even around $120/month for some people (I know at least one person on the forum plans on under 1500cal/day). It’s been stated that depending on caloric need, anywhere from 2/3 to 1/2 a bag is still nutritionally solid. Combined with a Soylent price increase, and the consideration of time value of money, that could make things closer (if not breaking even).
Second, it’s pretty hard to get a complete diet on $80/month. I pay less than Soylent in monthly groceries too, but I’m aware my diet isn’t the best. However, depending on your definition of the word, you may define “nutritionally perfect diet” as a “luxury product”. There’s nothing really wrong with that, it’s a good point that most people don’t get something like this, there’s a point there. But the point of Soylent is to make it less of a luxury than the time and money you would otherwise have to spend to get the same quality from shopping.
Third, I’ll accept that maybe you are, personally, naturally great at buying groceries. Maybe you’re making some really healthy meals out of simple ingredients. That’s awesome, and in that case, more power to you, maybe Soylent isn’t something you really need. I am likely not as good at groceries as you though, and neither are a lot of people. And that’s where this project really excels, with people who would like to eat better, but don’t have the time/tools needed to nutritionally overhaul their shopping.