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The Cost of Summer

Ah, summer. The weather's getting warmer, the days are getting longer and your kid's school-free lives are filled with ice cream and fire hydrants. While summer break sounds idyllic, many parents are faced with the cold, harsh reality of this time of year: it's crazy expensive! Between summer camps and child care to family vacations and pool memberships, having kids out of school can make you feel like you need to take a second mortgage out on the house. So, exactly how much does it cost to keep kids busy this season? Take a look at the infographic below for some fun (sad?) facts about summer break. Tissues not included.

Illustration by Chris Kim

We want to know! How much money do you spend each summer? Let us know in the comments section.

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