➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Cost of raising a child now tops $233,000
Associated Press – January 09, 2017
Since 1960, the USDA has compiled the annual report to inform budget-preparing parents. State governments and courts also use the information to write child support and foster care guidelines. The main costs include housing, food, transportation, health care, education, clothing and other miscellaneous expenses.