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Seattle renters spend almost as much on child care as housing

The average rent payment in Seattle is about $550 more a month than the cost of child care.
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Seattle is an expensive place to live, and child care is getting just as bad.

The average cost of child care in Seattle is $1,680 per month, while the median rent payment is $2,230, about $550 more.

But Seattle isn’t alone. A new analysis from HotPad, a Zillow Group brand, showed renters with children across the country almost spent as much on child care as they did on housing.

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The average rent payment is around $1,500 per month nationally, which is about $115 more than the monthly average cost of childcare, according to the analysis.

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