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It's no secret that raising children can be expensive. In fact, the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture reported that it would run a family about $233,610 to raise one child from birth through age 17. That's roughly $13,000 per year, or a little over $1,000 per month.

While that overall number is jaw-dropping, it becomes a little less daunting when you break it down by category and look at costs on a monthly basis. This will help you to evaluate spending in a more rational way, and help you understand how to budget for those expenses.  

Read on to learn about what child-rearing costs look like on a monthly basis, using anecdotal numbers from my own family as well numbers found in national averages.