8.07.2009

The Cost of a Child

According to a new government study released this week it costs about $221,000 to raise a child from birth to age 17. That breaks down to about $1,083 per month for one child.

We have three. That’s $3,249 per month.

Actually, I think my three girls are priceless.

4 comments:

Susan said...

I have to say I've always found these survey's a little silly. I'm going to have housing and transportation expense regardless of whether or not I have children, or how many I have. And so much of the expense is totally optional - each family prioritizes where to spend their money differently. I know they're averaging, but it seems like a really wide margin nation wide!

i'm black betty said...

shoot...my daughter and son are lucky they get $50.00 spent on them...
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JUST KIDDING!!!! ;)

i agree with you...they are PRICELESS!!!!

Jen said...

dang that seems pretty high! especially averaging it out but then again if I total up cost I can think of it is probably right.

they are priceless.

i'm black betty said...

happy friday!