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WUHAN, CHINA - JULY 27: (CHINA OUT) The one month old quadruplets sleep prior to leaving the Tongji Hospital with their mother, Deng Qin, and father, Deng Weijun, to go back home on July 27, 2007 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. The quadruplets; three girls and one boy, were delivered by Caesarean section to the 23 year old farmer, Deng Qin, on June 28 after 33 weeks pregnancy. The babies respectively weighed 1.8 kg (3.97 lbs), 1.4 kg (3.09 lbs), 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs) and 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs) at birth. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Pregnancy pillow provider Body Nest did a study and it should be no surprise to ANYONE that it’s pretty expensive to raise children here in MA. They evaluated everything from birthing cost, to daycare to everyday necessities including food and determined Massachusetts is the most expensive state in which to have a baby, with the total cost coming to $34,689. That’s much more than the least expensive which is Alabama which is $20,000 less.

As far as which cities are the most expensive to raise children, we have those answers too!

What are the 8 most expensive cities to raise children?

  • 8. ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK

    It costs $11,298 per month — $2,826 in child care alone.

  • 7. PUTNAM COUNTY, NEW YORK

    It costs a family of four $138,756 to pay the bills in this area, where the median family income is $116,190.

  • 6. SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK

    Child care on average it costs $34,476 per year. The cost to just get by? $11,564 per month.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffolk_County,_New_York

  • 5. NEW YORK CITY

    NYC requires $139,788 each year for a family to get by. 

  • 4. NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK

    Nassau County’s high child care costs ($2,908 a month on average) is the biggest contributor to being #4 on this list 

    Nassau County, New York - Wikipedia

    Nassau County is situated on western Long Island, bordering New York City's borough of Queens to the west, and Suffolk County to the east. It is the most densely populated and second-most populous county in New York State outside of New York City, with which it maintains extensive rail and highway connectivity, and is considered one of the central counties within the New York metropolitan area.

  • 3. SAN FRANCISCO

    Between the extremely high housing costs and an average $20,064 a year in childcare costs…that’s what makes San Fran #3

  • 2. MATANUSKA-SUSITNA BOROUGH, ALASKA

    Raising children here costs families $9,460 a month — or $113,520 a year.

  • 1. SAN MATEO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

    Topping the list because  a family of four needs $13,024 per month just to get by. Child care here is particularly pricey at $21,444 per year on average.