Most of us would agree that kids are priceless, but the United States Department of Agriculture has actually given them a price, as part of their annual survey of expenditures on children by families. Overall, the average American can expect to spend $226,920 to raise one child to the age of 18 -- with most of that being spent on feeding and providing child care.

Of course, that's just the average. You can also their calculator, which customizes the number by region, income and number of parents in the household to see what you can expect to spend.

I thought having pets was expensive! I just calculated how much it would be for me to have one kid and raise them until they're 18. A whopping total of $194,634!!!