Average Cost Of A Baby Per Month In South Africa

What is a Baby

An infant is a formal or specialized synonym for the common term baby, meaning the very young offspring of human beings. The term may also be used to refer to juveniles of other organisms. A newborn is, in colloquial use, an infant who is only hours, days, or up to one month old.


Average Cost Of A Baby Per Month In South Africa

Parents are most likely to spend R7,785 a month on their baby’s essentials. When you plan your budget for your baby’s arrival, you’ll need a lump sum for the initial setup, which is roughly R14,000.

How much does a baby cost in South Africa?

Natural birth or Caesarean section
According to data from medical aid schemes, the average cost of natural birth in a private hospital is around R25,000, including two to three days spent in the hospital. If your baby is delivered by Caesarean section, the cost jumps to between R38,000 and R44,000.

How much does a baby cost per month on average?

Bottom line: babies are expensive. Before you make that major life decision, take a careful look at your finances, since you’ll need an average of R24441.84 a month in your first year. Babies are life-changing, wonderful, and cute as can be, but for something so small, they sure cost a heck of a lot.

How much should you save per month for your child?

For a child born this year, that is the equivalent of saving R4073.64 a month from birth for a child who will enroll in an in-state 4-year public college, R7332.55 a month for a child who will enroll in an out-of-state 4-year public college, and $550 a month for a child who will enroll in a 4-year private college.

How much does a baby cost weekly?

Parents can count on spending close to R814.73 per week (R39889.08per year) on diapers, formula, and baby food alone. Then toss in such big-ticket items as furniture, equipment, clothes, childcare if you’re returning to work, medical expenses, and well, you get the idea.