The cost of living in the United States is increasing, especially when it comes to child care. While the costs are widespread across the United States, it is becoming a big problem for many families. Washington DC comes in as the most expensive city for child care with an average of $1,886 per month. Mississippi comes in at the lowest cost with an average of $402 per month for child care.
These high costs don’t mean that child care workers are making decent wages though. Their families are twice as likely to live in poverty, with an estimated average income of $24,146. This infographic from PlaygroundEquipment.com takes a look at the high child care costs that are plaguing the country, and just how many families can actually afford them.