These Colorado Cities Cost More Than National Average to Raise Children

By Melissa Moore on August 4, 2023
PRODUCTION – 28 April 2023, North Rhine-Westphalia, K?ln: TV presenter Esther Sedlaczek (r) blows soap bubbles with children at a playground. Sedlaczek hosts the ARD Saturday evening show “Frag doch mal die Maus. Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa (Photo by Oliver Berg/picture alliance via Getty Images)

We all know that raising a child is expensive, but it’s actually more expensive in some Colorado cities than anywhere in the country.

In a new survey, they found that three Colorado cities/areas are higher than the national average.  

In fact, the average annual cost of raising a child in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro is now the 21st most expensive.

The study looked at such factors as; the costs for housing, food, childcare, health care and other necessities across 381 metro areas when a family with two working adults adds one, two or three children into their budget.

Here are the most expensive areas in Colorado to raise a child:

  1.  Boulder’s costs are high at $26,271 annually – 10th Highest Nationwide
  2. Denver Metro Area – annual cost of raising a child is $23,803 – ($5,000 more than the national average).
  3. Fort Collins, the cost of a child is $22,962 annually.

Read the rest of the study here


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