Accessibility links

US Parents Face High Costs of Raising Children


It is expensive to raise a child in the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates it will cost a middle-income family more than $200,000 to raise a child through high school graduation. This estimate includes housing, food, clothing and childcare expenses.

Add in the cost of a college education and the estimate can rise significantly.

VOA's Tetiana Vorozkko and Zorislav Baydyuk spoke to some parents about the cost of bringing up baby. Brian Allen narrates.

XS
SM
MD
LG