Having children is tough no matter where you live. But if you live in these 8 cities/counties, it’s even tougher. Each survey we’ve looked at takes into consideration costs of housing, childcare, food, transportation, health care and other necessities (such as school supplies and clothing) and taxes. So without further delay, here are the 8 U.S. cities where it costs the most for two parents to raise two children. Many of which are near large cities so they should be of no surprise.