You told yourself you'd be the kind of parent who always prioritized date nights. But then you became a parent and actually had to contend with the cost of babysitting.
That's why we were intrigued by the findings from a recent study conducted by UrbanSitter to find the average cost of a babysitter in 2019. They polled 28,000 families across the U.S. to calculate the typical spend. And while the national average—$16.75 per hour—ain't cheap, some cities are particularly pricey.
The city with the most expensive (read: unaffordable) rate? Surprise, surprise: It's San Francisco.
Yep, if parents in the City by the Bay want a night out, the cost is $18.75 per hour for one kid and a whopping $21.30 an hour for two.
That means a family of four is spending over $100 for five hours of child care. Damn.
And we thought New Yorkers had it bad.