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New Jersey is the 5th most expensive state to have a baby

NEW JERSEY – A new list from Quote Wizard ranks New Jersey as the 5th most expensive state to have a baby.

Between labor and delivery, health insurance and childcare, it now costs more than $32,250 to have a baby in New Jersey.

Key findings for New Jersey:
  • Labor and delivery: $14,856
  • Childcare: $11,922
  • Health insurance: $5,472

Below are the nationwide average costs for childbirth, child care and health insurance:

  • Childbirth: $11,687
  • Child care: $10,075
  • Health insurance: $5,227
State Average cost of health insurance Average cost of child care Average cost of childbirth Total cost
Alaska $6,864 $11,104 $19,294 $37,261
Massachusetts $4,196 $18,004 $13,296 $35,496
New York $6,908 $13,876 $14,673 $35,457
Wisconsin $5,044 $11,382 $16,511 $32,937
New Jersey $5,472 $11,922 $14,856 $32,250
California $4,668 $14,210 $13,076 $31,954
Vermont $7,324 $12,265 $11,380 $30,969
Connecticut $5,520 $14,116 $11,236 $30,872
Illinois $4,920 $12,087 $13,672 $30,679
Wyoming $7,796 $9,828 $12,669 $30,293
Colorado $4,008 $13,858 $12,275 $30,140
Sources for child carechildbirth and health insurance costs

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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