This is no reason to celebrate.
Parents spend a ton on babysitting. The national average for a babysitter is about $15 an hour for one child and the average job is about four hours — which means it’ll set you back about $60 for that evening out, according to data from babysitting website Urbansitter.
This year, moms and dads with one child will pay an average of $17.88 per hour for a New Year’s Eve sitter — and those with two or more kids nearly $20 an hour.
Nearly half of parents (46%) will tip the sitter on top of their regular rate — and 80% throw in extras like free dinner and transportation home.
Check out the 5 priciest cities to get a sitter on New Year’s Eve:
One Child Two or more children
New York City $18.81 $24.06
San Francisco $18.90 $22.36
Seattle $18.11 $22.70
Los Angeles $18.38 $20.52
Washington D.C. $17.00 $21.45
Plus, it’s one of the most expensive cities to go out in — if you can even manage to get yourself a table. 😳