09/09/2012 11:59 am ET Updated Nov 09, 2012

Most Expensive States For Raising Children: CNBC

According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. For 2011, that broke down to an annual cost for two-parent, middle-income families of $12,290 to $14,320 -depending on the child's age.

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