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Raising a child 'costs £166,000'

"Overall, the cost of bring up a child is only marginally below the price of an average house. "

This is great news! Now I can MEW my 3 kids and raise nearly a half million. I feel a debt fuelled spending spree coming on.

But seriously, I haven't the faintest idea how a couple on an average salary can afford an average house and 2.2 children.

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Raising a child 'costs £166,000'

"Overall, the cost of bring up a child is only marginally below the price of an average house. "

This is great news! Now I can MEW my 3 kids and raise nearly a half million. I feel a debt fuelled spending spree coming on.

But seriously, I haven't the faintest idea how a couple on an average salary can afford an average house and 2.2 children.

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We are bringing up our two children in RENTED ACCOMMODATION....! Yikes...And because we are renting we can afford for me to stay home for a bit and make sure our home is not in chaos and we are not both too knackered to cook at the end of the day and they eat healthily and we have a good life. We are happy. We are not too stressed. Luckily we have been in the same place for nearly six years and our landlord has not tried to sell the flat yet.

Most of the people that we know who have children and home have had substantial help from family. We (sob..sob..) have had neither. Both of us went to university and I expected to own a house by now. Anyway, with both of us working full-time we could have a house, but at these prices a house isn't worth having.

People who don't have their own home often put off having children because they do not feel "secure" enough. I sometimes wish we were paying off our mortgage instead of someone else's but you can't have everything in life. Security ultimately comes from within.

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Is it per child?

So is that how much it costs the govt to grow a chav child? or do they get less? and if they can do it for less isn't it better to send all children to chav step parents to be bought up at a discount?

And....... does that figure include the cost of bringing a child up badly - possibly for less until you add on truant officers fees, court costs, and borstal charges?

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Well, give the choice between spending that much money on a house or a child, i'd rather get the thing of real value. Now, if Miss IMD wouldn't be so insistent that she's Mrs IMD before we get started...

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Once you discover Poundland and Primark you'll realise kids can be perfectly well raised for £16,600.

Seriously, I do wonder how they come up with these insane costs.

And anyway, as if the decision to have kids was based on the cost.

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Well, give the choice between spending that much money on a house or a child, i'd rather get the thing of real value. Now, if Miss IMD wouldn't be so insistent that she's Mrs IMD before we get started...

You're marrying your sister?

Edited by SarahBell

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Seriously, I do wonder how they come up with these insane costs.

I think one of the things they factor in is having to buy a bigger house with more bedrooms. If they're doing that at todays houseprices each extra bedroom costs about 100k so that adds a fair bit.

Also if you're a middle class family with psuedo socialist principles then you also need to pay loads of money to move to an area where the state schools aren't full of chavs. Or send them to a 'faith based' school like Tony Blair did. (Islington schools are some of the worst perfoming in the country).

Edited by Bear Goggles

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Well, if they count lost wages from wifey staying in to raise the kids, and the stabling costs of the string of ponies, and the cost of taking holidays in the school holidays etc...

The weird thing is that no VALUE is attached to having kids.

What about the cost of going out every night and buying 10 pints with your mates as a singleton?

Nope, it's just a cost - you're not allowed to discount it because it's fun.

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Raising a child 'costs £166,000' !!!!

It probably does if you buy everything new.

My wife went to the car boot sale last weekend a bought bag fulls of Gap and Next gear from a couple with an expensive 4x4.

All of it as good as new and probably £150 worth, for a tenner!

Got a S/H travel system for £15, cost new £300!

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Raising a child 'costs £166,000' !!!!

It probably does if you buy everything new.

My wife went to the car boot sale last weekend a bought bag fulls of Gap and Next gear from a couple with an expensive 4x4.

All of it as good as new and probably £150 worth, for a tenner!

Got a S/H travel system for £15, cost new £300!

Blimey, that's as cheap as most criminals sell nicked gear for! <_<

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Poundland and Primark? Oooh, you're posh :lol: My kids' stuff comes from the NCT sale. Lovely little dresses for 50p or a pound. My daughter turns her nose up though at all the Laura Ashley and Next stuff I pick up for her. It's got to be second-hand Woolworths or nothing :lol:

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That does not include the cost of helping them on to the 'housing ladder' at the age of 29 because property is so expensive.

29? That's a bit optimistic isn't it? ;)

perhaps if the bulls are right, we will soon return to the days of three generations in one house

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29? That's a bit optimistic isn't it? ;)

perhaps if the bulls are right, we will soon return to the days of three generations in one house

Hey, that's what they must mean by bringing back family values.

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Factor in nursery fees and we are nearer the 166k mark! We have 2 children and the fees are making us very poor. However, shopping at Primark subsidises our fees.

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Yes primark is great. It's good that obscene sweatshops full of people 'working their way out of poverty' are helping us raise our kids despite the lack of purchasing power, huge debt burden and cost of living caused by our monetary system.

Trouble with that model is where do you go when the cost of living and debt burden gets even worse we need even cheaper prices? Out and out slavery?

Edited by CrashedOutAndBurned

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