a few miles makes in cost. At my new job, my boss also has a 2 year old in daycare. In our part of town, daycare ranges from 20 to 55 per day with the average being 30 to 45 per day. We pay $35 for an amazing DCP. She is great with all the kids and is amazing at pulling out all the talents of our kid. My new boss lives about the same distance (10 miles) away from work in the opposite direction. He pays $50 per day and he says that is the cheapest they could find in their area! It doesn't sound like their DCP offers any more than ours does either. The DCP in our area that charged 55 per day did all organic meals, took them out to a daily activity (gym, museum, library), and had advanced college degrees in toddler development. They are not getting any of that for their $50 per day. What a difference 20 miles makes!! I'm so glad we chose where we did. We have the best rated schools in the state, but we aren't paying an arm and a leg to be here. :)
Anyone else see serious price discrepancies within miles in their area in cost of living?