The real cost of raising a child revealed

Kevin Usselman, 660 News

MoneySense magazine has crunched the numbers of how much parents spend on their little bundles of joy.

On average Canadian parents will pay out almost $250-thousand dollars raising their child between birth and the age of 18 and that doesn’t include the costs associated with college or university.

The child rearing costs included everything from diapers, food, clothes, health care, personal care, school and recreation, transportation, shelter and furnishing and childcare….