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Cost of raising a child just went up! according to new USDA data

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 by Maggie LaBarbera

You may have wondered this question:  How much does it cost to raise a child.  Whether you are contemplating raising a child or you already are there, it is always interesting to read about this.

I am always talking about nutrition and healthy habits and children but I thought this would be something most families might be interested in knowing and helping parents plan.

Food is among the top three expenses in raising children.  As children get older there is an increase in food expenditures.  This is to be expected.  They eat more!  The challenge for parents is to find affordable healthy foods that meet their budget.

Nourish Thought for the Day:  

Raising a child: expensive.  Having a child: priceless!

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This report is based on families with two parents and single-parent families.  The expenses are broken up by

  • age of child
  • household income level
  • major budgetary component (ie. housing, food etc)
  • region

read full report.





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