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U.S. Annual Expenditure Per Child, 2013

The following table shows husband-wife family expenditures for each child in the United States during 2013, 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 $61,530
0 to 2 yrs.old $9,480 $3,100 $1,210 $1,200 $670 $670 $2,200 $430
3 to 5 yrs. old 9,520 3,100 1,310 1,250 530 630 2,070 630
6 to 8 yrs. old 9,130 3,100 1,780 1,380 600 700 920 650
9 to 11 yrs. old 9,950 3,100 2,050 1,390 610 760 1,400 640
12 to 14 yrs. old 10,370 3,100 2,220 1,510 720 1,150 950 720
15 to 17 yrs. old 10,400 3,100 2,210 1,670 760 1,080 980 600
Income: $61,530–$106,540
0 to 2 yrs. old $12,940 $4,070 $1,450 $1,730 $790 $900 $3,090 $910
3 to 5 yrs. old 12,970 4,070 1,550 1,780 640 850 2,960 1,120
6 to 8 yrs. old 12,800 4,070 2,180 1,910 710 990 1,810 1,130
9 to 11 yrs. old 13,680 4,070 2,490 1,910 740 1,060 2,280 1,130
12 to 14 yrs. old 14,420 4,070 2,680 2,040 870 1,500 2,060 1,200
15 to 17 yrs. old 14,970 4,070 2,670 2,200 940 1,410 2,600 1,080
Income: more than $106,540
0 to 2 yrs. old $21,430 $7,370 $1,960 $2,610 $1,100 $1,040 $5,500 $1,830
3 to 5 yrs. old 21,440 7,370 2,080 2,670 920 990 5,370 2,040
6 to 8 yrs. old 21,330 7,370 2,740 2,800 1,010 1,140 4,220 2,050
9 to 11 yrs. old 22,290 7,370 3,100 2,800 1,050 1,220 4,700 2,050
12 to 14 yrs. old 23,750 7,370 3,320 2,930 1,220 1,710 5,080 2,120
15 to 17 yrs. old 25,700 7,370 3,310 3,090 1,330 1,620 6,980 2,000
1. Expenses include personal care items, entertainment, and reading materials.
Source: Dept. of Agriculture, Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013.

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