This may interfere with future parents’ night dating plans.
The national average for babysitters has risen to $ 18.36 an hour per child, up 3.5% from 2020, according to UrbanSitter 10th National National Child Care Rate Survey. And the parents of the kids will have even more coughs, as the average schooling fee for two kids is $ 21.23 an hour, up 4.5% from last year.
In other words, enjoying four hours away from home for dinner and movies when the food and entertainment industry reopens could cost you $ 73 and change (before tipping, of course) for one kid. single child or starting at around $ 85 (again, pre-tip) for two or more kids – and that doesn’t even count towards the cost of the movie and meal.
The babysitting website checked reservation data from more than 10,000 families across the country to calculate current rates. And some cities have gone a lot easier.
In fact, Sin City is home to the cheapest babysitters in the country, according to this report, with a babysitter in Las Vegas charging $ 12.53 an hour for a child and $ 17.18 an hour. hour for two kids. However, parents in San Francisco, already born with high cost of living, can expect to make the most money on childcare for the seventh year in a row. According to the UrbanSitter report, Bay Area babysitters charge an average of $ 21.17 an hour per child and $ 23.56 an hour for two children, according to the UrbanSitter report.
Coastal cities including New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle also have babysitting rates higher than the national average, while southern cities such as Miami, Raleigh, NC and San Antonio, Texas, have Much lower rates, under 13 dollars an hour for a baby.
See the map below to see how your city is organized.
Nearly one fifth of caregivers (17%) in this survey reported that they were increasing incidence during COVID; and indeed, many childcare businesses are also increasing their costs as the entire industry has struggled during a pandemic. Outages shut down many childcare businesses in the first place, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Now, many of them are struggling to reopen while meeting new COVID era safety standards, such as stricter cleaning measures, providing protective equipment. individuals, as well as reducing the number of children they can admit due to guidelines away from local society.
More than half of the parents (57%) surveyed by UrbanSitter said they plan to spend more than $ 10,000 on child care by 2021, with more than six in 10 (62%) expected. Get at least $ 1,000 off child care this summer.