Special Report

Most Expensive Places to Raise a Family

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30. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $9,460
> Median annual family income: $88,678
> Monthly childcare costs: $1,739
> Population: 98,679

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29. Juneau City and Borough, Alaska
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $9,465
> Median annual family income: $107,061
> Monthly childcare costs: $1,678
> Population: 32,524

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28. Arlington County, Virginia
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $9,493
> Median annual family income: $150,294
> Monthly childcare costs: $1,801
> Population: 226,092

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27. San Benito County, California
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $9,501
> Median annual family income: $81,188
> Monthly childcare costs: $1,290
> Population: 58,051

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26. Fairfax County, Virginia
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $9,509
> Median annual family income: $135,002
> Monthly childcare costs: $1,752
> Population: 1,132,887

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