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The real cost of raising kids

Espresso Logo By Alan Jones of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: According to a study by the United States Department of Agriculture, the average child will cost a middle-class family about US$284,570 by the time they turn 18 if they were born in 2020. Watching a child grow can be very rewarding, but here are a few of the costs you may incur as you raise a child.

The real cost of raising kids

According to a study by the United States Department of Agriculture, the average child will cost a middle-class family about US$284,570 by the time they turn 18 if they were born in 2020. Watching a child grow can be very rewarding, but here are a few of the costs you may incur as you raise a child.

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