Home Health Parents News Now Babysitting in New York City Most Expensive in U.S. Babysitting in New York City Most Expensive in U.S. By Holly Lebowitz Rossi May 19, 2014 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print shutterstock_172154483 30934 The average hourly babysitting rate for one child in New York is $15.34, based on a survey by UrbanSitter, which compiled data from nearly 7,500 families. That's about $4.50 per hour more expensive than the cheapest big American city, Denver, whose babysitters charge parents an average of $10.84 per hour. San Francisco parents pay $14.99 for one kid, Los Angeles parents pay $13.53, Washington, DC parents pay $13.83, and on the lower end, Chicago parents bay $11.91 and San Diego parents pay $11.11. UrbanSitter also found that parents go through babysitters pretty quickly, with only 6 percent saying they've had the same one for over 5 years. Parents also like to go out a lot: more than a fourth of parents say they hire a babysitter once a week or more. And 30 percent of parents say they would not hire a "manny"—a male babysitter. Image: Babysitter, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Babysitting in New York City Most Expensive in U.S. Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.