Here’s Where You’ll Pay The Most (And Least) For A Valentine’s Babysitter


While a lot of couples will probably want to go out for a nice meal tomorrow for Valentine's Day, if they’re parents it’s going to set them back more than just the cost of that dinner. 

Finding a babysitter to watch the kids on Valentine’s Day doesn’t come cheap, and in case you missed it, Care.com reveals which folks will be paying the most to have someone watch their rugrats so they can get their romance on. 

According to the site:

  • On average, parents are willing to pay about $17.11 an hour for a babysitter.
  • Babysitters in Seattle make the most money, about $19.53 an hour.
  • Shockingly, sitters in Buffalo, New York make the second-highest amount, $19.25.

Top Five Most Expensive Cities For Valentine’s Babysitters

  1. Seattle, WA ($17.11)
  2. Buffalo, NY ($19.53)
  3. San Francisco, CA ($19.08)
  4. San Jose, CA ($18.77)
  5. New York, NY ($18.72)

As for the cheapest babysitters, they can be found in Jacksonville, Florida, where they charge only about $14.36 an hour.

Top Five Least Expensive Cities For Valentine’s Babysitters

  1. Jacksonville, FL ($14.36)
  2. Raleigh, NC ($14.59)
  3. Las Vegas, NV ($15.70)
  4. Cleveland, OH ($15.77)
  5. Columbus, OH ($15.82)

Source:Fox News