The Average Allowance Is ???? . . .

         

A new survey looked at how much we pay our kids for different chores.  Overall, 69% of parents said they give their kids an allowance, and the average is $5.24 a week.

  

That's for kids between 4 and 14.  They get a nice little pay bump the older they get.  The average four-year-old rakes in $2.58 a week.  By the time you hit 14, it's $8.32.

  

The most lucrative chore kids can do around the house is clean their bedroom.  The average parent says it's worth $3.86.  Followed by doing dishes, $2.56 . . . vacuuming, $2.42 . . . taking out the trash, $1.84 . . . and helping with laundry, $1.63.

  

Working OUTSIDE the house actually pays more.  The average parent says gardening is worth $10.66 . . . raking leaves, $5.47 . . . washing the car, $5.20 . . . and walking the dog, $3.89.

  

Once they've earned it, the top three things kids spend their money on are apps, toys, and candy.  The top three things they save up for are Legos, a phone, and a bike.

  

Also, bringing home good grades is worth $7.83 . . . doing their homework is worth $3.45 . . . and just "being good" is worth $2.89. 

 

 (Rooster Money)

Originally posted on March 30th, 2017

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