That's a very good question. With everything becoming even more expensive, it is hard to raise a child. An article in the Huffington Post estimated that the average middle-class couple spent $241,080 (not including the cost of college) to raise a child up until the age of eighteen. Coming from a family of seven, my siblings and I will owe my parents $1,205,400.00 in total. If you want a more accurate cost on how much your parents will spend on you click here. Next time you yell at your parents or ignore their demands, remember how much you have cost them!