“Having children is expensive!” says price comparison website

The pink tax strikes again! Girls cost £30,000 MORE to raise than boys – and experts say it’s all down to clothes and makeup

They say little girls are made of sugar and spice but it seems they are also made of money – and lots of it.

It has emerged that girls cost a staggering £30,000 – more than the average UK annual salary – to raise than boys.

Experts found the cost of raising a child from birth until the age of 18 came to £79,176 for a boy and £108,884 for a girl – a difference of £29,708.

Source: Daily Mail, 9th November 2016

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Real research? Or just a reason to mention a price comparison website in the press?

The study, by MoneySuperMarket.com, found it was girls’ clothes, toiletries and makeup that weighed most heavily on their parents’ wallets.