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

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Costs in U.S. dollars
Housing73,260$
Child care and education44,400$
Food39,060$
Transportation34,710$
Health care 20,130$
Miscellaneous19,710$
Clothing14,070$

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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 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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Release date
September 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
2013

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