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The way my kids are going through shoes, I figure those stats are off by a factor of at least 10... doh!

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lol

it does cost a lot though

 

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I don't think that it's realistic to include 'housing'.

My housing demands don't increase that drastically to include $50k/child housing expense. People also tend to buy up, and spend the same amount on housing. Instead of a $200k semi-detached, 1400 sq for 2 children they might buy a $200k condo.

 

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Subject: How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Kid [ Infographic ]
-Kruugar- posted:
I don't think that it's realistic to include 'housing'.

My housing demands don't increase that drastically to include $50k/child housing expense. People also tend to buy up, and spend the same amount on housing. Instead of a $200k semi-detached, 1400 sq for 2 children they might buy a $200k condo.


See, I've thought this myself many times before. I have to live somewhere, and honestly the difference between somewhere I'd live solo and with the kids is NOT that much. I also don't believe that every child NEEDS its own room and double bed, walk-in closet and playroom either.

 

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Subject: How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Kid [ Infographic ]
They are probably figuring each kid needs a room. I know I could have bought a smaller house if I didn't need the extra bedroom for my daughter. I wonder if it also includes things like utilities. Those 8-14 year old girls seem to use A LOT of water when they shower! But also it might include things like extra electrity, furniture, etc. I agree that it does seem a little high but I'm also in a lower cost of living area so everything is cheaper here.

 

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I would only buy 3 bedroom minimum houses anyway.

 

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Kutaolives posted:
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you mad?

 

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