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Welp, These Are the 10 Most Expensive U.S. Cities to Raise a Baby

When you add up all the diapers and school supplies and taxes, it’s a pretty glaring reminder: Babies do not come cheap. Still, according to Market Watch (and data collected by the Economic Policy Institute), certain cities skew a bit pricier than others when it comes to kid-related costs. Here, a peek at the most expensive places and the cost of living for the average family of four. (Note: Factors include housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes and the basic necessities.)

1. Washington, D.C. - $106,493
Priciest expense: Child care

2. Nassau-Suffolk, New York - $103,606
Priciest expense: Housing

3. Westchester County, New York - $99,592
Priciest expense: Taxes

4. New York, New York - $98,722
Priciest expense: Housing

5. Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut - $97,350
Priciest expense: Housing

6. Honolulu, Hawaii - $94,092
Priciest expense: Food

7. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York – $92,837
Priciest expense: Housing

8. Ithaca, New York – $92,603
Priciest expense: Child care

9. San Francisco, California – $91,785
Priciest expense: Housing

10. Danbury, Connecticut – $89,000
Priciest expense: Child care

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