Children are expensive. All parents know this to be true.
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According to a 2018 study conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, it costs Australian families (at least) $140 to $170 a week to raise a child. However for most families, this will be a gross underestimation.
We asked 11 parents of children aged from one to 12, to share how much they spend on their kids each week. As expected, most spent a lot more than $170.
This is how they broke down their spending.
Hannah – Grace (22 months)
Food and groceries: $100 (about $40 of that is on berries alone)
Extracurricular activities: Merlin annual pass $109 per year (for an adult) but we can then take her to the Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife world. Most of the other activities are free at the moment – rhyme time at the library, the park etc. Roughly $2 a week.