According to USDA Report, the total cost to raise a child for food, housing, childcare and education, and other child-rearing expenses up to age 18 is $245,340. That report does not included the costs associated with pregnancy. Holly Johnson of the Simple Dollar put into details the total cost to have a baby by include the medical costs, the impact of maternity leave, and the ongoing costs of caring for a newborn. While the true cost of having a baby depends on one’s health insurance and place of residence, the new parents can expect to pay up to $6,500 for out-of-pocket expense out of the average cost of $10,000 for delivery and a hospital stay. The cost adds up when the yearly $6,960 premium for health insurance is included along with associated costs. Overall, the bundle of joy also comes with extra financial responsibility.
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