Cost of Children

How much does it cost to raise a child? At FutureAdvisor, we were interested in creating a data visualization to help with that part of client's investment planning. Each year the USDA (yes - the USDA) releases estimates that cover basic expenses up to age 18. So, I designed this for FutureAdvisor's site.

In collaboration with CNN Money reporter Melanie Hicken and USDA economist Mark Lino, I created an interactive data visualization to explore the data provided for different regions. CNN Money covered it using the interactive, called "How much does it cost to raise a child? to go along with their article "Average Cost to Raise a Kid: $241,000."

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MSN Money also covered the piece.

2013