As of 2015, the average cost of day care in the United States is around $600 per month for full-time day care of one toddler, according to Care.com. However, there are a number of factors that affect this figure, and location is one of the most prominent factors.
Day care is more expensive in major metropolitan areas and can cost more than $1,000 per month for one toddler, explains Care.com. Conversely, this service is less expensive in rural areas and can cost less than $350. Other factors that affect the cost of day care include number of children, meals, tutoring, ratio of staff to children and facility type.