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2013 Expenditures on Children By Families

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August 18, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)released its annual report, Expenditures on Children and Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child. The report shows that a middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340 ($304,480 adjusted for projected inflation* for food, housing, childcare and education, and other child-rearing expenses up to age 18. Costs associated with pregnancy or expenses occurred after age 18, such as higher education, are not included.

See Expenditures on Children by Families for information for other years.

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