By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
November 20, 2011

Census data analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has calculated that the average cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 is currently $226,920.

But although that sounds like a high number, Forbes blogger Tom Barlow has determined that it's not functionally any higher than the cost of raising a child in 1960.  From Barlow's blog:

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