Average costs of raising a child from birth to age 18 in the United States in 2013 by category (in U.S. Dollar)

This statistic shows the average costs of raising a child from birth to age 18 for a middle-income, two-child, two-parent family in the U.S. in 2013. Nearly 45,000 U.S. dollars have to be paid per child for child care and education. The total costs of raising a child in 2013 amount to about 245,340 U.S. dollars.

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 Costs in U.S. dollars
Housing 73,260$
Child care and education 44,400$
Food 39,060$
Transportation 34,710$
Health care 20,130$
Miscellaneous 19,710$
Clothing 14,070$
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