Over the past few years, childcare, including babysitting, has gotten increasingly more expensive. But how much does it really cost to hire a sitter for the night? About $16.75 an hour for one child and $19.26 for two in the United States, according to a recent survey that analyzed the average babysitting rates in cities across the country.
The 2019 survey then broke down average costs by city. Researchers discovered that the most expensive city for childcare is once again San Francisco, where parents pay about $18.75 for one child and $21.30 for two. Other cities where babysitters cost more than the national average are New York City, Seattle, and Boston.