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Annual Expenditure Per Child, United States

The following table shows husband-wife family expenditures for each child in the United States during 2006, according to family income and expenditure type, including housing, food, transportation, clothing, health care, education, and more.

    Expenditure type
Family income
and age of child
Total Housing Food Transportation Clothing Health care Child care and
education
Miscellaneous1
Income: less than $44,500
Less than 2 yrs. old $7,580 $2,880 $1,030 $910 $350 $570 $1,150 $690
3 to 5 yrs. old 7,750 2,840 1,140 880 340 540 1,300 710
6 to 8 yrs. old 7,780 2,750 1,470 1,030 380 630 770 750
9 to 11 yrs. old 7,710 2,480 1,760 1,120 420 680 470 780
12 to 14 yrs. old 8,570 2,760 1,850 1,260 700 690 330 980
15 to 17 yrs. old 8,540 2,230 2,000 1,690 620 730 550 720
Income: $44,500–$74,900  
Less than 2 yrs. old 10,600 3,890 1,230 1,360 410 750 1,890 1,070
3 to 5 yrs. old 10,910 3,860 1,420 1,330 400 720 2,090 1,090
6 to 8 yrs. old 10,780 3,760 1,810 1,480 440 820 1,340 1,130
9 to 11 yrs. old 10,610 3,490 2,130 1,570 490 890 880 1,160
12 to 14 yrs. old 11,340 3,780 2,140 1,710 820 890 640 1,360
15 to 17 yrs. old 11,660 3,240 2,380 2,160 730 940 1,110 1,100
Income: more than $74,900  
Less than 2 yrs. old 15,760 6,180 1,630 1,910 540 860 2,850 1,790
3 to 5 yrs. old 16,140 6,150 1,840 1,870 530 830 3,110 1,810
6 to 8 yrs. old 15,790 6,050 2,220 2,020 570 940 2,140 1,850
9 to 11 yrs. old 15,490 5,790 2,580 2,110 620 1,020 1,490 1,880
12 to 14 yrs. old 16,310 6,070 2,710 2,250 1,040 1,020 1,140 2,080
15 to 17 yrs. old 16,970 5,540 2,850 2,730 940 1,080 2,010 1,820
1. Expenses include personal care items, entertainment, and reading materials.
Source: Dept. of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Expenditures on Children by Families, 2006 Annual Report. From: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007–2008.

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