Get Ready To Spend More On Kids Going Back To school
Before you know it kids will be going back to school. Which is a big stress-reliever for parents. But get ready parents as your wallet is about to take a hit.
A new survey found parents will spend as much as $65 more on back-to-school stuff this year compared to 2017. And new clothes are still the biggest expense. But this is probably not a surprise to anyone but electronics are now a close second.
From Retailmenot the seven big back-to-school expenses you have to worry about, and how much the average parent is expecting to spend.
1. New clothes. $189, up from $153 last year.
2. Electronics. $186, up from $121.
3. New shoes. $95, up from $71 last year.
4. Backpacks. $45, up from $33.
5. Art supplies, including things like crayons. $24, up from $17.
6. Pencils and pens, $15, up from $13.
7. Folders and notebooks, $15, up from $12 last year.
So your total per child will be $569 to buy everything on the list. But obviously, it's just the average. Some parents will spend way more and some will spend less.
Oh, wait we forgot about the teachers' list. TeacherLists.com to gather insight into the most in-demand supplies for all grades. Just click on the link, put in your zip code and you can see what your child needs for their new school year.