Oregon child care costs lead the nation

Oregon child care costs lead the nation

Oregon is the least affordable state for average child care costs, with care for an infant representing more than 18% of the median income for a married couple.

Child care costs grew by as much as eight times the rate of family incomes last year, the report said. And they continue to take a major chunk out of family budgets, often representing a household's largest monthly expense.

Center-based infant care for one child was greater than median rent payments in nearly half of the states, while fees for two children (an infant and a four-year-old) exceeded rent in all 50 states. And in nearly two-thirds of the country, average child care costs were greater than yearly tuition and fees at a four-year public college.

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