AUSTIN, Texas -- A new study finds Austin is the most expensive city to raise a family. Intuit Spending looked at how much families spend on education, groceries and household expenses.
Researchers say in Austin families spend on average $878 a month putting costs higher than places like San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle and Portland.
FIVE MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES FOR FAMILIES:
1. Austin $877.74
2. San Francisco $875.95
3. Nashville $817.48
4. Seattle $807.48
5. Portland $805.91
Families KVUE spoke with have mixed reactions.
I strongly agree, said Steven James. I'm from Houston and the cost of living is different. I definitely agree with that.
I think it's pretty affordable, said Steven Wilber. I lived in CA for seven years and I think it's a lot more affordable here.
According to the study the least expensive cities for families are:
1. Las Vegas$544.81
2. Oklahoma City $560.34
3. Miami $569.45
4. New Orleans $572.12
5. Philadelphia $597.01