It's expensive to raise a family wherever you go, but some countries offer lower costs than others. We've researched the average cost of raising a family of four, factoring in everything from homes to healthcare, to reveal the most and least expensive countries to raise a family.
The US, for example, have high rental prices and massive preschool bills that outmatch anywhere in the world. Preschool in particular is a massive £553 more a month for two children in the US than the UK, the next most expensive - though US utility bills were actually toward the lower end of the scale.
Sweden, on the other hand, shows its affordability in that it's the only country covered in this study where a single parent could afford to raise a family of four by themselves - primarily due to extremely low preschool costs for young children and very reasonable utility bills, outweighing more expensive food prices.
While the US has the highest overall monthly costs for a family, it's offset significantly by high local wages, meaning that while the amount you spend on your family is likely to take up 90% of two people's, the UK has much higher comparative costs.
London's monthly total is 103% of two average monthly salaries - with rent and preschool coming in at some of the highest costs worldwide. In fact, these costs are almost as high as those in the US - despite the average salary being 36% lower.