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According to a new survey, the average American family is expected to spend $684.79 per child on this this year.


Back to school shopping


That’s the average back to school expense for kids in elementary through high school. Families with kids headed to college are expected to spend $942.17 per child. The total back to school shopping price tag in the United States is expected to hit $82.8 billion just shy of last year’s record setting $83.6 billion. We’ve spent a little bit more this year with my daughter heading off to college. We had to buy a mini-fridge and bedding and things like that and had to buy some college textbooks which cost about what my first car did! How much are you spending on back to school shopping this year?

– Dave O’Brien