It’s the end of the year, I’m doing a year-end summary of our household finances. One category that stood out is extra-curricular activities for kids. We have two kids (9 and 5), both are in public school, so we are not paying private tuition. As both my husband and I work, they also attend after school daily. Similar to other kids their age, they are enrolled in a few extra-curricular classes.
I was surprised when I tallied up all the activities and their cost, while they are mostly are group classes, the cost does add up quickly. The grand total for two kids comes out to be $1830 a month.
Detail break down
|Son (9 year)||Daughter (5 year old)|
|Afterschool care||$420/month||Afterschool care||$420/month|
|Transportation to afterschool||$120/month||Transportation to afterschool||$120/month|
|Piano: $41/week per 30 minutes private lesson||$180/month||Piano: $30/week per 55 minutes group lesson||$135/month|
|Group sports||$80/month||Gymnastics (group lesson):||$80/month|
|Swimming (semi-private): $40/week per 30 minutes||$180/month||Art (group lesson)||$95/month|
|Total for son:||$980/month||Total for daughter:||$850/month|