Raising a kid now costs the same as a house: Here's five properties you could buy for the same price as having a child

 
Lynsey Barber
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We all know raising a kid's expensive, but it's now more expensive than ever.

More than a third of parents' income goes on kids each year, and the cost has gone up by £2,500, or one per cent, on the previous year. The total cost has risen an astonishing 65 per cent since 2003, according to research by insurer LV.

By the time the kids reach the age of 21, their parents have forked out £231,843 - more than it costs to buy a home in Britain, on average.

For around the same price as having a child, you could get this lovely studio on Edgware road:

This four bed house on Orkney:

This two bed maisonette in a Grade II listed building with sea views in Penzance:

This one bed flat in Brighton:

This 3 bed suburban semi in Surrey:

And here's the bill for having a child:

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