Monthly child-rearing costs average 16.1% of living expenses

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"Child-rearing costs in Japan average 46,400 yen per month, or 16.1% of total living expenses, according to a survey by an organization affiliated with the Cabinet Office.

The survey, which the Institute for Research on Household Economics recently released, found that the ratio of child-rearing costs to total living expenses increases depending on the number of children in a family. "

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