Everybody knows raising baby ain't cheap. Before a woman is even sure she's pregnant, she's shelling out $20 for a pregnancy test...unless she got it from the dollar store! Count the prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes and the fetus is already ringing up a bill. A new report out claims the new cost of raising baby totals $221,190 — adjusted to $291,570 for inflation. Take the quiz to seed if you can guess how they came up with the grand total.
Think You Know How Much It Costs to Raise Baby?
What accounts for the largest portion of spending?
On average, how much will each family spend on food?
Which region is the most expensive place to raise a child?
Aside from food, what also accounts for 16 percent of the budget?
The first "Expenditures on Children" report was conducted in 1960. Which category has since had the greatest decline in spending?