Baby- and family-friendliness, medical and health care costs, and childcare/babysitting accessibility are just some of the things expectant and “veteran” parents consider when choosing where to live.  A new WalletHub study helps parents decide.

Many Factors to Consider When Parents Choose a Place to Live

Anyone searching for a new place and/or location to live most always looks at things such as local tax structures, job opportunities and cost of living.  Expectant and/or “veteran” parents have more details to consider such as medical and health care accessibility/costs, childcare and babysitting accessibility/costs and family-friendliness.

WalletHub’s new study may help expectant and established parents choose the best states in which to have a baby and in which to have a family.

Factors Analyzed in WalletHub’s Study on Best/Worst Place to Have Babies

WalletHub analyzed and compared all 50 states and Washington DC across 31 measures of costs and accessibility involving medical/health care costs, baby-friendliness and family friendliness.  These three categories covered specifics such as infant-mortality rates, hospital services, the numbers of pediatricians and family doctors, the number of childcare centers and babysitters, parental leave policies, etc.

Take a look at WalletHub’s findings:

Best Places

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Minnesota
  3. District of Columbia
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Vermont
  6. North Dakota
  7. Connecticut
  8. Washington
  9. New York
  10. Hawaii

Worst Places

  1. North Carolina
  2. Georgia
  3. West Virginia
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Arkansas
  7. Louisiana
  8. South Carolina
  9. Alabama
  10. Mississippi

Thanks to WalletHub.

 

 

 

 

 

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