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New Jersey is the 7th most expensive state to have a baby

NEW JERSEY – A new list from Quote Wizard ranks New Jersey as the 7th most expensive state to have a baby.

Between labor and delivery, health insurance and childcare, it now costs $32,646 to have a baby in New Jersey – making New Jersey the 7th most expensive state to have a child in.

Key findings for New Jersey:
  • Labor and delivery: $14,856
  • Childcare: $11,922
  • Health insurance: $5,868
  • Those without insurance pay 88% more for childbirth

Below are the national average costs for childbirth, childcare and health insurance:

  • Childbirth: $11,782
  • Childcare: $10,075
  • Health insurance: $5,048
State Health insurance Childcare Childbirth Total cost
Alaska $7,512 $11,104 $19,294 $37,910
Massachusetts $5,104 $18,004 $13,296 $36,404
New York $7,608 $13,876 $14,673 $36,157
Connecticut $6,736 $14,116 $13,493 $34,345
Vermont $9,488 $12,265 $11,380 $33,133
Wisconsin $4,980 $11,382 $16,511 $32,873
New Jersey $5,868 $11,922 $14,856 $32,646
California $4,824 $14,210 $13,076 $32,110
Illinois $5,084 $12,087 $13,672 $30,843
Wyoming $8,328 $9,828 $12,669 $30,825
Colorado $4,120 $13,858 $12,275 $30,253

Methodology: Health insurance data is based on QuoteWizard insurance cost data. Bronze, Silver and Gold plans were averaged and the annual cost was calculated via the monthly rates. Childcare data was provided by the Economic Policy Institute. The average cost of childbirth was provided by Policy Scout. These figures were based on vaginal and C-section birth costs with and without insurance, and then were averaged to find the overall cost of childbirth per state.

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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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