From diapers to bottles to doctor visits, parents already have a lot on their plates when a new baby arrives, but exactly how much does child care cost?
A new study finds infant care in Massachusetts costs more per year than in-state tuition for a four-year public college. And, infant care costs 15.3% more than average rent in the Bay State.
The average annual cost of infant care in Massachusetts is $17,062.
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Massachusetts is ranked 2nd out of 50 states and the District of Columbia for most expensive infant care.
Infant care for one child would take up 19.5% of a typical family's income in Massachusetts.
The data comes from the Economic Policy Institute.