NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is the second most expensive state in the U.S. for child care, according to a new report from HelpAdvisor.com.
HelpAdvisor used survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau that was released in May of 2023 to determine the average weekly amount residents in each state spend on child care.
After analyzing the responses from over 1.1 million families in New Jersey, HelpAdvisor found that New Jersey families spend on average $442 on child care each week, which is the second highest average among all states.
In total, that adds up to $22,984 per year.
Nationwide, U.S. families spend on average $325 per week on child care costs, per the findings of the report.