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#Tbt to life before kids—aka a time when we didn’t have to pay someone by the hour just to catch a movie or grocery shop in peace. And, ugh, according to UrbanSitter, the rates to hire a babysitter in 2019 are steep. They talked to a whopping 28,000 families across the U.S. to find out how much parents are shelling out for a night on the town. Here, a peek at the cost of coverage from city to city.

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Seattle, Washington

One Kid: $17.05/hour
Two Kids: $18.87/hour

Portland, Oregon

One Kid: $14.38/hour
Two Kids: $15.90/hour

San Francisco, California

One Kid: $18.75/hour
Two Kids: $21.30/hour

Los Angeles, California

One Kid: $16.06/hour
Two Kids: $18.01/hour

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Las Vegas, Nevada

One Kid: $11.63/hour
Two Kids: $14.71/hour

San Diego, California

One Kid: $14.29/hour
Two Kids: $15.59/hour

Denver, Colorado

One Kid: $13.41/hour
Two Kids: $15.92/hour

Phoenix, Arizona

One Kid: $12.02/hour
Two Kids: $13.72/hour

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Austin, Texas

One Kid: $14.98/hour
Two Kids: $16.17/hour

Houston, Texas

One Kid: $12.20/hour
Two Kids: $12.96/hour

Dallas, Texas

One Kid: $11.98/hour
Two Kids: $13.89/hour

Minneapolis, Minnesota

One Kid: $13.94/hour
Two Kids: $14.68/hour

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Chicago, Illinois

One Kid: $14.57/hour
Two Kids: $16.66/hour

Atlanta, Georgia

One Kid: $13.17/hour
Two Kids: $15.75/hour

Miami, Florida

One Kid: $12.67/hour
Two Kids: $16.38/hour

Raleigh, West Virginia

One Kid: $12.33/hour
Two Kids: $16.19/hour

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Washington, D.C.

One Kid: $16.15/hour
Two Kids: $18.20/hour

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

One Kid: $15.07/hour
Two Kids: $16.21/hour

New York City

One Kid: $17.30/hour
Two Kids: $20.85/hour

Boston, Massachusetts

One Kid: $16.90/hour
Two Kids: $18.84/hour

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