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Expenditures on Children by Families

Resource type
Research Reports
Research type
Cost Study
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The Cost of Raising a Child

Expenditures on Children by Families provides estimates of the cost of raising children from birth through age 17 for major budgetary components.

2015
Publication DateReport
January 2017Parents projected to spend $233,610 to raise a child born in 2015.
Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015
Graphics, 2015 
2005-2014
Publication DateReport
August 2014Parents projected to spend $245,340 to raise a child born in 2013.
Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013
August 2013Parents projected to spend $241,080 to raise a child born in 2012.
Expenditures on Children by Families, 2012
June 2012A child born in 2011 will cost $234,900 to raise.
Expenditures on Children by Families, 2011 (604.78 KB)
Press Release (48.03 KB)
May 2011A child born in 2010 will cost $226,920 to raise.
Expenditures on Children by Families, 2010 (791.39 KB)
Press release (150.46 KB)
June 2010Expenditures on Children by Families, 2009 (608.58 KB)
July 2009Expenditures on Children by Families, 2008 (199.56 KB)
March 2008Expenditures on Children by Families, 2007 (2.55 MB)
Press Release (177.42 KB)
April 2007Expenditures on Children by Families, 2006 (1.72 MB)
April 2006Expenditures on Children by Families, 2005 (511.78 KB)
1995-2004
Publication DateReport
April 2005Expenditures on Children by Families, 2004 (508.32 KB)
April 2004Expenditures on Children by Families, 2003 (133.85 KB)
May 2003Expenditures on Children by Families, 2002 (341.49 KB)
May 2002Expenditures on Children by Families, 2001 (338.79 KB)
May 2001Expenditures on Children by Families, 2000 (136.95 KB)
March 2000Expenditures on Children by Families, 1999 (263.59 KB)
March 1999Expenditures on Children by Families, 1998 (113.55 KB)
March 1998Expenditures on Children by Families, 1997 (111.52 KB)
May 1997Expenditures on Children by Families, 1996 (109.92 KB)
April 1996Expenditures on Children by Families, 1995 (132.26 KB)
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