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Fact Of The Day #25: Your Kid Is Cute, And It Will Cost You Big Time (INFOGRAPHIC)

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It will cost a middle-income family $234,900 to raise a child born in 2011 from infancy through age 17. If mom and dad foot the bill for four years of college, add another $68,524 for a public school education and $154,356 for private college. Without college, the cost of raising a child in a middle-income family rose from $216,505 in 2001 to $234,900 in 2011, an 8.5 percent increase.

What were the biggest factors making child-raising more costly? Today's infographic has more details.

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