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Report: California is the least affordable state to have a baby

Posted: 4:18 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 19:19:01-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- August is one of the most popular months for newborn arrival, and a new WalletHub study is diving into best and worst states to have a baby.

California ranked in the middle of the list overall, taking the 21st spot.

According to the report, California ranks 16th in the nation for infant healthcare, 9th for baby-friendliness and 19th for family-friendliness.

California also has the third lowest infant-mortality rate in the country.

However, when it comes to the cost of having a baby, California places last in the nation.

To rank states, WalletHub compared them against four key metrics, including: cost, health care, baby-friendliness and family-friendliness.

Source: WalletHub