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Estimated Annual Expenditures on a Child by Husband-Wife Families, 2007

    Expenditure type
Family income and
age of child
Total Housing Food Transportation Clothing Health
care
Child care
and education
Miscellaneous1
Before-tax income: Less than $45,800 (average = $28,600)
 0–2 $7,830 $2,970 $1,070 $930 $340 $600 $1,220 $700
 3–5 8,020 2,930 1,190 900 340 570 1,370 720
 6–8 8,000 2,830 1,530 1,050 370 650 810 760
 9–11 7,950 2,560 1,830 1,140 420 710 490 800
 12–14 8,830 2,850 1,930 1,290 700 720 340 1,000
 15–17 8,810 2,300 2,080 1,730 620 770 580 730
Total $148,320 $49,320 $28,890 $21,120 $8,370 $12,060 $14,430 $14,130
Before-tax income: $45,800 to $77,100 (average = $61,000)
 0–2 $10,960 $4,010 $1,280 $1,390 $410 $780 $2,000 $1,090
 3–5 11,280 3,980 1,470 1,360 400 750 2,210 1,110
 6–8 11,130 3,880 1,880 1,510 440 850 1,420 1,150
 9–11 10,930 3,600 2,210 1,600 480 920 930 1,190
 12–14 11,690 3,900 2,230 1,740 820 930 680 1,390
 15–17 12,030 3,350 2,480 2,200 730 980 1,170 1,120
Total $204,060 $68,160 $34,650 $29,400 $9,840 $15,630 $25,230 $21,150
Before-tax income: More than $77,100 (average = $115,400)
 0–2 $16,290 $6,380 $1,690 $1,950 $530 $900 $3,020 $1,820
 3–5 16,670 6,340 1,910 1,910 520 860 3,290 1,840
 6–8 16,310 6,240 2,310 2,060 570 990 2,260 1,880
 9–11 15,980 5,970 2,680 2,150 620 1,060 1,580 1,920
 12–14 16,810 6,260 2,820 2,300 1,030 1,070 1,210 2,120
 15–17 17,500 5,710 2,970 2,780 940 1,120 2,120 1,860
Total $298,680 $110,700 $43,140 $39,450 $12,630 $18,000 $40,440 $34,320
1. Miscellaneous expenses include personal care items, entertainment, and reading materials.
Source: Dept. of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Expenditures on Children by Families, 2007 Annual Report.

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