Plan the cost of having a baby in 2022

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Ongoing costs

Understand how much everyday costs will be for your child

One-time costs

Understand the costs for essential one-time purchases for your child

Average cost

Understand your cashflow and affordability to save for your child

The cost of raising a child in London

According to the CPAG in 2022, the cost of raising a child (excluding housing, childcare and council tax) from birth to 18 is now: £160,692 for a couple family. £193,801 for a single parent/guardian

Additional Basic costs in 2021, excluding rent, childcare and council tax

Additional Full costs in 2021, including rent, childcare and council tax



Benefits and financial support


Community and workshops

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The BabyReady resources


What to pack – Labor & Birth

Baby Ready 101: New-born Essentials

Equipment You Need for Your Baby

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