Average costs of raising a child from birth to age 18 in the United States in 2010 by category (in U.S. Dollar)

  Costs in U.S. dollars
Housing 69,660$
Child care and education 39,420$
Food 36,210$
Transportation 30,900$
Miscellaneous 19,110$
Health care 18,420$
Clothing 13,200$
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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 2010. Child care and education is the second largest category on this list. Nearly 40,000 U.S. dollars have to be expended per child. The total costs sum up to about 226,920 U.S. dollars.

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