As of 2015, the average cost of childcare in the United States is $11,666. The amount differs depending on individual factors such as state of residence and the child's age. Childcare for infants and toddlers is generally more expensive due to younger children requiring more hands-on care.
Other factors that impact the cost of childcare include the type of childcare and how many hours the child spends at a childcare facility per week. However, the biggest impacting factor is state of residence. For example, nanny care is much cheaper in St. Louis than in Manhattan due to Manhattan having a higher cost of living and wages.