A middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340 for food, shelter and other expenses up to age 18, an increase of 1.8% from 2012, the Agriculture Department said Monday. The report, issued annually by the USDA since 1960, found housing was the single-biggest expense, averaging about $73,600 or 30% of the total cost of raising a child, followed by child care/education at 18%.
The remainder went to food, transportation, health care, clothing and miscellaneous expenses during the same period.
“In today’s economy, it’s important to be prepared with as much information as possible when planning for the future,” Kevin Concannon, USDA’s food, nutrition and consumer services undersecretary, said in a statement. The report found geographic variations in the cost of raisi
ng a child. They were the highest in the urban Northeast at $282,480, followed by the urban West at $261,330 and the urban Midwest at $240,570, which includes Iowa and South Dakota. The urban South came in the lowest at $230,610 for each child.
Child care costs have soared dramatically since the first report 53 years ago. Back then, a middle-income family could have expected to spend $25,230 ($198,560 in 2013 dollars) to raise a child until the age of 18. Housing was the top cost for parents back then, too.
We don’t have time for this crap. What it’s going to cost, it’s going to cost.
Primitives just do the sex act unprotected and then figure out how to deal with the consequences later – usually by letting White taxpayer foot the bill for their brats.
I would encourage Whites to begin acting this way. Trash the condoms and/or convince your wife/girlfriend to stop the birth control. Produce children, then produce more children. We have no other option, and we don’t have time to plan it.