Average Cost of Full-Time Child Care per Month (Percent of Full-Time Minimum Wage) in Michigan

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Definitions: The number is the weighted average monthly cost for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children in day care centers, group homes and family homes in September of the year listed. The percentage is the cost of child care as a percentage of income from a full-time minimum wage job (40 hrs/wk).

Data Source: Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Footnotes: Data are self-reported by providers and not validated by any third party. Providers have the option to report and data are continually updated on a rolling basis. These data should be considered estimates as not all provider cost data are included.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 there was a drop in providers overall and of those reporting cost data. Caution should be taken when comparing 2020 data to other years.