Having tamariki can cost you a fortune… quite literally! A draft review conducted for the Inland Revenue in 2009, estimated the cost at $250,000 per child up to the age of 18. Others have put the figure as high as $600,000 – a massive expenditure regardless of your financial situation – and these figures don’t even take into account factors such as having to survive on one income and the costs of childcare!

Budgeting tips

Help from the Government

Teaching your tamariki good financial habits