Mike Cope's blog

Monday, October 20, 2003

Thinking about having one more child? I just read that the average cost for raising a child from birth through 18 is . . . get ready for this . . . $165,630. It breaks down like this: Housing ... $54,658 (33%) Food ... $29,813 (18%) Transportation ... $24,845 (15%) Childcare & Education ... $16,563 (10%) Clothing ... $9,938 (6%) Healthcare ... $11,594 (7%) Miscellaneous ... $18,219 (11%) Let's see . . . We've had three children . . . times $165K . . . Best investment we've ever made!

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