Special Report

Most Expensive Places to Raise a Family

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5. New York County, New York
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $11,649
> Median annual family income: $96,058
> Monthly childcare costs: $3,041
> Population: 1,634,989

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4. Nassau County, New York
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $11,702
> Median annual family income: $121,489
> Monthly childcare costs: $2,908
> Population: 1,356,801

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3. San Francisco County, California
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $11,777
> Median annual family income: $105,562
> Monthly childcare costs: $1,672
> Population: 850,282

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2. Marin County, California
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $12,919
> Median annual family income: $132,846
> Monthly childcare costs: $1,753
> Population: 259,358

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1. San Mateo County, California
> Monthly cost of living (family of 4): $13,024
> Median annual family income: $117,300
> Monthly childcare costs: $1,787
> Population: 754,748

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