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Which city has the most spoiled kids?There's no denying that raising kids these days can be expensive. According to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a middle-income family with a child born in 2011 can expect to spend about $234,900 for food, shelter and other necessities over the next 17 years. And, that's not including the cost of college!
Now, the website Bundle.com has calculated which U.S. cities have the most spoiled children. Specifically, they looked at where parents tend to spend the most on toys, clothing and other gear for their little ones.
Not surprisingly, New York City parents were found to spend the most on their kids. The website found that families in the Big Apple spend nearly double (90 percent more than) the U.S. average to raise kids.
Rounding out the top five are Brooklyn (67 percent), Miami (58 percent), Minneapolis (46 percent) and Tulsa (35 percent).
The cities in which parents spent less than the average on their children included Columbus, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Madison.
Regardless of where you live, parents can save money on everything their kids need by shopping at consignment and other stores that specialize in selling used kids clothing, used baby gear, used toys and used books.