SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois is reportedly the ninth most expensive state to have a baby.
According to Quote Wizard, the cost of labor and delivery in the state averages about $13,672 with health insurance averaging about $5,084.
Additionally, it costs about $12,087 for childcare in the state.
That brings the total cost to $30,843 to have a child in Illinois in the first year.
Those without insurance pay about 69 percent more for childbirth, the report says.
The top 10 most expensive states to have a child in are listed below:
- Alaska - $37,910
- Massachusetts - $36,404
- New York - $36,157
- Connecticut - $34,345
- Vermont - $33,133
- Wisconsin - $32,873
- New Jersey, $32,646
- California - $32,110
- Illinois - $30,843
- Wyoming - $30,825
The report also says that Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi are the cheapest places to have a child in.