Need a Babysitter? The Costs of Childcare in America

In the past, our posts on the costs of children have ruffled a few feathers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture put a $221,000 price tag on 18 years of childhood, and our interest was piqued both by the number and by the reaction of our readers (“That’s ridiculous! Of course that’s not true!”).

So we went on to speculate about the costs of oocyte cryopreservation, and then adoption. While we have fashioned together a few of our own adorable infographics, this one from Visual Economics caught our eye: It’s the cost of childcare in the U.S.

Check out the whole thing HERE, and let us know what you think.

Tell us in the comments: Do you think the given costs of childcare are accurate? How do your experiences measure up to the given numbers?

  • Anonymous

    Readers, nDo you think the given costs of childcare are accurate? How do your experiences measure up to the given numbers?nCheers,nCaroline WaxlernLearnVest’s Chief Content & Community Officer

  • MM

    Our cost of infant child care in CA is over double what is quoted here.

    • http://twitter.com/amkade Allison Kade

      Hi MM,nnCrazy! It’s sometimes staggering how much prices and cost of living can vary between national averages and pricey places like California or New York. Thanks for sharing!nnAllisonnEditor @ LV