How Much Does Daycare Cost?

Although many women would like to stay home with their kids, in today’s economy that is not always a possibility.  Two-income households are becoming more common than one-income households.  While there are many options from which to choose (such as in home day-care, a nanny, and before and after-school programs), a day care is the most common solution to the problem of child care in two-income households.

How much does daycare cost?

Alabama

$425 – $525 / month

Alaska

$590 – $700 / month

Arizona

$610 – $725 / month

Arkansas

$225 – $410 / month

California

$905 – $1,100 / month

Colorado

$725 – $975 / month

Connecticut

$895 – $1,025 / month

Delaware

$635 – $785 / month

Florida

$465 – $685 / month

Georgia

$415 – $595 / month

Hawaii

$785 – $995 / month

Idaho

$395 – $515 / month

Illinois

$795 – $995 / month

Indiana

$685 – $815 / month

Iowa

$585 – $705 / month

Kansas

$605 – $775 / month

Kentucky

$355 – $505 / month

Louisiana

$295 – $495 / month

Maine

$615 – $745 / month

Maryland

$875 – $1,095 / month

Massachusetts

$1,215 – $1,615 / month

Michigan

$605 – $795 / month

Minnesota

$915 – $1,100 / month

Mississippi

$225 – $405 / month

Missouri

$455 – $575 / month

Montana

$485 – $600 / month

Nebraska

$615 – $700 / month

Nevada

$695 – $750 / month

New Hampshire

$755 – $865 / month

New Jersey

$785 – $860 / month

New Mexico

$500 – $580 / month

New York

$1,000 – $1,250 / month

North Carolina

$600 – $715 / month

North Dakota

$495 – $575 / month

Ohio

$715 – $815 / month

Oklahoma

$485 – $560 / month

Oregon

$785 – $850 / month

Pennsylvania

$775 – $835 / month

Rhode Island

$705 – $800 / month

South Carolina

$405 – $475 / month

South Dakota

$685 – $725 / month

Tennessee

$475 – $530 / month

Texas

$575 – $605 / month

Utah

$575 – $630 / month

Vermont

$615 – $685 / month

Virginia

$785 – $915 / month

Washington

$785 – $870 / month

West Virginia

$415 – $525 / month

Wisconsin

$715 – $875 / month
Wyoming
$585 – $675 / month

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Arizona

Average Price for Users : $0

  1. Maribeth paid $ and Said,

    I have a child here in Minnesota. I pay around $175 a week. This includes various activities, as well as 2 meals including a snack.

  2. JC paid $ and Said,

    I have an in home daycare and I charge the parents $110 a child BUT I will give a discount if there is more than one child per family, as well as if you pay up front.

  3. Donna344 paid $ and Said,

    When I was in Florida I had to pay a boat load of money for my child. He was 3 years old and my weekly bill was easily $200!

  4. Bertina paid $ and Said,

    And that is how it is supposed to be. I awayls feel uncomfortable when I visit a home that is too clean. Makes me feel like I’m in a museum rather than a place where people live.As awayls I’m impressed by the clarity of your photos.

  5. Michelle paid $ and Said,

    I hired a nanny to come into my home. She works approximately 37 hours per week. Her salary equals $12.00 per hour and is guaranteed a weekly payment of $450.00 per week. She is paid for all holidays, 5 sick days per year and any time that I take off, including full week vacations. She isn’t required to do housework, only child related items, such as baby laundry. I found our wonderful nanny on care.com. I scanned through other job postings to see what other families were posting for job requirements and pay rate and could not believe how much families were expecting for such little money! Remember your nanny has to pay her bills as well! It is not fair to ask someone to work for less than minimum wage. A lot of parents were looking for 50 plus hours per week and wanted to pay $300.00 or less! If you can’t pay a nanny a fair wage, please find a nice little daycare center for your child.

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