How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Child Through Age 18?
According to statistics from the Department of Agriculture, it costs $233,610 to raise a child from the day they're born until they turn 18-years-old. And that doesn't include sending them off to college. That's approx $13,000 a year for their entire childhood. The bulk of that goes to housing, since you need an extra bedroom now that you have a kid. The other expenses are food, childcare, transportation, health care, and clothing.
Now if you raise a daughter like my Makenzie, you can double that number! She still thinks her last name is Trump and not Zimmerman. Read more at CNN Money.