Childcare in Nevada Is Amongst Most Expensive In The Country
Have you ever found yourself scratching your head, wondering how in the world parents afford childcare in Nevada? I certainly have. My wife Danielle and I have just one kiddo, and let me tell you, even that was enough to make us wince when we saw the daycare bills. Fortunately, he’s a bit older now and doesn’t need it anymore, but man, those costs were no joke.
The Shocking Reality: Nevada’s Costly Childcare
So, imagine my lack of shock when I stumbled upon this latest report about expenses for childcare in Nevada. Turns out, we’re not just imagining things—it’s seriously pricey here. A list ranking the cost of childcare across the states was just released, and Nevada landed among the top five most expensive places for childcare. Cue the collective “ouch!”
This study, by Help Advisor, compared childcare costs in states and major cities across the U.S. And brace yourself: families in America are shelling out about 27% of their household income just for childcare.
Nevada’s Place in the Rankings
Nevada didn’t just make the list—it earned a prominent spot among the top five most expensive states for childcare. But interestingly, Las Vegas didn’t crack the top five for major cities, where cities with sky-high living costs—like San Francisco, Seattle, Philly, New York, and Boston—took the cake in childcare expenses.
Another study by U.S. News painted a similar costly picture. According to their findings, childcare in Nevada digs a $9,275 hole in the wallet every year. That’s a substantial 29.3% of a single person’s income and 10.8% for couples.
Infants: The Heavy Price Tag
And the cherry on top? Well, when it comes to who’s the biggest dent in the pocket, nobody’s shocked—infants take the cake. Diapers and formula, right? It’s no wonder they cost the most to take care of.
Nearby states like Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah are a bit more wallet-friendly, with weekly averages ranging from $270 to $307.