Cost of Raising a Child Calculator






USDA Cost of Raising a Child Calculator

Please select from the lists below.

Child's Name (Optional)

Age of First Child:
Please Select an Age:

Age of Second Child:
Age of Third Child:
Age of Fourth Child:
Age of Fifth Child:
Age of Sixth Child:

*Is Yours a Single- or Two-Parent Household?

* Where Do You Live?
* See below for states in each region.

*What is Your Annual Before-Tax Household Income?
Please Select an Income Group

* - Required Field


The Northeast includes: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The South includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Midwest includes: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The West includes: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Rural areas include any town or municipality with a population of fewer than 2,500 people.

Important legal information: This is an educational tool based on USDA's Expenditures on Children by Families, most recent report. This tool is not a recommendation to buy or invest in any particular product or security.