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The Cost of Summer for Kids

According to the website www.mom.me 

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child care and Summer fun for your kid will run about eleven-hundred dollars. Seems a bit high for my household.  Check out the high cost of Kids and Summer!

  • Average length of school year in U.S.: 180 days
  • Country with the longest school year: Japan, with 243 days
  • Typical summer break lasts 8-10 weeks
  • 1906 the first documented summer break
  • Average number of hours children are left alone each day during the school year: 4
  • Average number of hours children are left alone each day during the summer: 12
  • 58% of parents say the summer is the most difficult time of year to plan
  • Average cost of summer fun (including child care per child: $1116
  • What’s the money going to? 72% Day trips (theme parks, sightseeing) 45% sports 38% educational opportunities 35% Day camp 33% pool membership 28% child care 25% sleepover camp
  • $1180 per person is the average cost for a family vacation
  • Total spent across the country on kids summer activities: 16.6 billion

 

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