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

Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 19:19:01-04

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