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It's no secret that babies are expensive.
On average, a middle-class family spends an estimated $12,000 during their baby’s first year, and $17,000 during their second year. Babycenter.com expects that a couple making 100K each year will spend half a million dollars on their child by the time he or she is 18 year-old.
But some parents go above and beyond to give their little darlings the most expensive gadgets, gear and brand names.
So which American cities have the most spoiled rotten children?
According to a new list released by Bundle.com, the Big Apple tops the list. New York City is the number one location for spoiled kids, which is not exactly a shocker given the sheer number of designer stores on every corner. Apparently many parents in Manhattan are spending nearly double what the average U.S. household shells out for toys, clothes and more.
The second city for spoiled babes is NYC’s next door neighbor: Brooklyn. Apparently, there is a trend for ordering “babyccinos” at the café for their little ones as young as 2. There is also a trend for the super expensive stroller, the $1,000 Bugaboo for walks through the park.
The big surprise on the list was that Minneapolis, Minnesota made the top five. At number four, Minneapolis spends at least 50% more on their kids than the national average. Maybe it’s a lot of work to keep those little ones warm. Perhaps the numbers reflect a trend in Baby Uggs and designer coats?
Check out the full list below:
1. New York, New York
2. Brooklyn, New York
3. Miami, Florida
4. Minneapolis, Minnesota
5. Tulsa, Oklahoma
6. Dallas, Texas
7. Atlanta, Georgia
8. Los Angeles, California
9. San Diego, California
10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
What about you? Do the babies in your town get spoiled? Is your city on the list?