Where Do the Most Spoiled Children in the U.S. Live?

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Where Do the Most Spoiled Children in the U.S. Live? It's no surprise that children aren't cheap, but their full price is a bit daunting. According to the USDA, the average cost of raising a child to adulthood is a stunning $226,920 -- and, as Bundle.com recently noted, the actual price could be a lot more, depending on where you live. For example, raising a kid in New York City, the most expensive place on its list, costs almost twice the average.

On the flip side, bringing up baby in Madison, Wis., could be a lot easier -- child rearing in Wisconsin's capital costs less than half the national average. What's more, according to a 2009 Men's Health study, it was the second-best place in the country to raise a family.

We've culled Bundle's list to compile the seven most expensive child-rearing cities in the country, and cross checked it with that Men's Health research to see if you're really getting what you're paying for. Surprisingly, these aren't necessarily the most expensive cities when it comes to cost of living, suggesting that a lot of the high price of child rearing comes from discretionary costs. In other words, when it comes to bringing up baby, the hardest part may be keeping up with the Joneses.





Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.





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Setanta

According to the USDA, the average cost of raising a child to adulthood is a stunning $226,920 --
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uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh ..........my fellow AMERICANS ? don't YOU really think it's TIME TO DEMAND that supporting the ILLEGALS AND THEIR ANCHORS should end ?
BILLIONS for them and their tax free lifestyle of medicaid,WIC,foodstamps,section8,schools and working off the books ? earned income tax credits TOOOOOOO for the others on top of their welfare rip off...
and NO,shamnesty is NOT THE ANSWER EITHER as they can never PAY BACK what they STOLE.

and we ARE SUPPORETING HOW MANY MILLION ????
damN.

June 14 2012 at 11:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Steve

Well can the US pay back what they stole from Mexico? almost half their land? Probably not, and your an idiot, I know a whole lot of illegals who get fake papers and every week every check they get taxes taken out that they can never claim back. Read and get your facts straight before you start posting **** here. Also I bet your parents or ancestors were also immigrants and almost 90% sure they were illegal immigrants hence making you an anchor baby as well just a little more far down the family tree still the same thing.

June 15 2012 at 11:20 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Setanta

well stevie----WASN'T THERE A BLEEEEEEEEEEDIN WAR ?
stole WHAT ?
WHO WON ?

as FOR ME and mine---WE ALL ENTERED LEGALLY,UNDER QUOTAS and PAID THOUSANDS for naturalization on top of being TAX PAYERS from day 1 and at that time absolutely NO GOVERNMENT ANYTHING - and stevie---IT ain't a FREE RIDE and ellis island wasn't club med--the same for INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS jfK.

anchor baby ? KMA. --my legal arse too.

June 22 2012 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
kramdenrf

Obviously, the most spoiled children in the USA are in the House of Representatives.

June 14 2012 at 3:34 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
ilm9p

Where do they live, I'll tell you where they live, Elvis had a song that said it, "In the Ghetto". What, you say? In the Ghetto? Yeah, in the Ghetto. They have it made; free food, free housing, free utilities, free Cable TV, free everything. Then they get a bunch of suckers together to help these poor "underprivileged" types and send them off for free to Disney World, off to free Summer Camps, free trips to National Parks, DC, you name it. Then when they get a little older the female of the species gets on their back at the drop of a hat for a grind - free sex. And so on, and so forth. They got it made "In the Ghetto".

June 14 2012 at 6:52 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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cherofnc

I agree. Those kids never have chores to do. Go into a higher end neighborhood and the kids are mowing the grass, taking out the garbage, walking the dog and babysitting. Earning a little ching ching or just helping out the household. Ghetto kids are left to fester on street corners and have pity parties.

June 14 2012 at 9:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
gopkills

You fascists are too funny. Spoiled kids in the ghetto, and the Eric Cantors of the world are not spoiled beyone belief? You people are truly sick and twisted beyond all hope of redemption.

June 14 2012 at 10:19 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Setanta

gop---walk around any turd world area and simply LOOK AT THEIR GARBAGE and check it out, esp brand new cribs and strollers--can u GUESS WHY ? BECAUSE THEY GET IT ALL FOR FREE ontop of being welfare FRAUDS--collecting and working tax free.
ANY working class slob would simply put it away for their NEXT child or GIVE IT AWAY to someone that would HAPPILY ACCEPT IT.
there is an INCREDIBLE AMOUNT of garbage GENERATED by them and most of the cribs,beds,strollers,play pens etc etc ARE BRAND NEW.
they can AFFORD TO and THEY'RE ON FREEEEEEEEEEEEEKIN WELFARE.

SAME FOR all the AIR CONDITIONERS hanging off the window sills OF THE PROJECTS---tax PAYER PAID....right down to the ELECTRIC BILLS.

June 22 2012 at 11:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
Setanta

so WHERE DO theeeeeee most spoiled brats live ? why with the OWS crowd as that's all these morons are.....a bunch of know_nothing "bloodclots" which is how it sounds but IS something entirey different ,synonymous with bathroom paper.....___tttclothS

June 13 2012 at 8:40 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
smaselli12

First of all, what does the cost of raising a child have to do with it being spoiled???? $226,000 to raise a child??????? What if they are welfare babies. That means a woman with four kids will cost the taxpayers over $1,000,000. I never had kids because I couldn't afford them, but I pay for other peoples kids anyway. Life is fair in the good ole USA, isn't it?

June 13 2012 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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cherofnc

Childless people get rippppped offffff.

June 14 2012 at 9:04 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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Setanta

LOL--those of us with kids are paying at the least TWICE---no no no--wait a minute---we even get &*d with taxation as well--paying for my kids and THEIRS and watching all of them load up the shopping carts with pounds of MEAT,fresh fruit,orange juice,boxed cereal (top brand not generic),bread,milk etc and PAY WITH MY MONEY via their foodstamps and WIC and we can't ever afford to do a shopping this way either--
really wished in 2008 that IT ALL WOULDDA crashed and burned.
we've had ENOUGH.

June 14 2012 at 11:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
jdykbpl45

Type your comment here1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

June 13 2012 at 3:33 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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cherofnc

Those girls go to a Quaker school. I wonder what the members of the board of that school feel about Obama's policies? Not much I am sure. I live near some Quakers and they are liberal minded, but that Obamacare business with stripping away churches' first amendment and his drone bomb dropping habits probably make their heads expode. They also believe in personal responsibility and not interfering in other peoples' business. I hope some of that is rubbing off on the princesses. "Ohhh...Daddy shoudn't do that!"

June 14 2012 at 9:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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John

No churches had anything "stripped away" from them, and if you're old enough and educated enough to read and write, you know it.

June 14 2012 at 10:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
Setanta

obummer ended the vouchers for those seeking A WAY OUT of the decrepid dc schOOls....

June 22 2012 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down