The Shocking Cost of Getting a Babysitter on New Year's Eve

December 26, 2017
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. --