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:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- New York
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- South Carolina
Thanks to WalletHub.