When someone is unable to fast due to a legitimate reason, they should try and make up those missed days by fasting at another time. However, if one was unable to fast those days (due to chronic illness or old age etc.) then they must pay Fidyah, to feed a poor person for each day a fast is missed.
The Fidyah amount for Ramadan in 2023 is $15.
Breaking a fast in Ramadan intentionally requires a person to either fast 60 consecutive days or feed 60 people. The estimated cost to feed 1 person is $15.
The total Kaffarah amount to be paid for one day of fasting broken or missed without a valid reason is a minimum of $900 ($15 x 60 people).