Monthly expenses: That’s how expensive a child really is

Monthly expenses
A child is really that expensive

Parents pay a lot for their offspring.


Clothing, housing, food, leisure time… as is well known, even a child does not only feed on air and love. The Federal Statistical Office has now published exactly how high the average per capita spending per month for the offspring is.

Customer care, going to the cinema, cheese sandwiches: Having a child is always a financial decision. After all, by the time you’re at least 18 it costs a lot of money. The Federal Statistical Office has now announced exactly how much for 2018. It turns out that children get more and more expensive with age.

Pretty expensive …

In the video you can find out how much money parents in Germany have to spend on average for their child and how much larger the proportion is for single parents.

Source used:; Federal Office of Statistics