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U.S. Annual Expenditure Per Child, 2006

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
TotalHousingFoodTransportationClothingHealth careChild 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. old7,7502,8401,1408803405401,300710
6 to 8 yrs. old7,7802,7501,4701,030380630770750
9 to 11 yrs. old7,7102,4801,7601,120420680470780
12 to 14 yrs. old8,5702,7601,8501,260700690330980
15 to 17 yrs. old8,5402,2302,0001,690620730550720
Income: $44,500–$74,900 
Less than 2 yrs. old10,6003,8901,2301,3604107501,8901,070
3 to 5 yrs. old10,9103,8601,4201,3304007202,0901,090
6 to 8 yrs. old10,7803,7601,8101,4804408201,3401,130
9 to 11 yrs. old10,6103,4902,1301,5704908908801,160
12 to 14 yrs. old11,3403,7802,1401,7108208906401,360
15 to 17 yrs. old11,6603,2402,3802,1607309401,1101,100
Income: more than $74,900 
Less than 2 yrs. old15,7606,1801,6301,9105408602,8501,790
3 to 5 yrs. old16,1406,1501,8401,8705308303,1101,810
6 to 8 yrs. old15,7906,0502,2202,0205709402,1401,850
9 to 11 yrs. old15,4905,7902,5802,1106201,0201,4901,880
12 to 14 yrs. old16,3106,0702,7102,2501,0401,0201,1402,080
15 to 17 yrs. old16,9705,5402,8502,7309401,0802,0101,820
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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