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The 7 Most Expensive Cities For Making And Raising Babies In America

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As inexpensive as it is to make a baby, raising one is a different, much more expensive story. The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that it will cost $245,340 to raise a kid born in 2013 (or $304,480 if you adjust for future inflation) and don’t even think about getting them a sibling to play with. If your budget is tight, you might also want to add these cities to your list of moves not to make, right up there with any dance move that requires you to put your hands in the air like you just don’t care.

You already know what states to avoid, but now analysts at Policy Genius have ranked the 7 most expensive U.S. cities. (Spoiler: It’s not just New York City 7 times in a row.) These monthly financial breakdowns may make you want to do just that, depending on where you live. If nothing else, they will show you where the hell all your hard earned cash is going.