Average Cost To Raise A Child Born In 2010: $230,000
Diapers and baby food. Clothes and toys. Tuition. Add it all up — and the USDA says you’ll spend $230,000 by the time they hit 18 — up 2% from last year.
The latest figure for raising a child is up two percent …largely because of higher costs in transportation, child care, education, and healthcare, a USDA statement said.