Cash-strapped millennials now have another expense to juggle, in addition to saving for retirement and paying student loans: They're shelling out tens of thousands for someone to watch Junior.
Across the country, the average annual cost of child care is approaching parity with the cost of in-state tuition at some universities, according to data from Child Care Aware of America, an advocacy group.
To put things into perspective, a year of in-state tuition, room and board at the State University of New York at Albany adds up to $22,205.
In the Empire State, the annual cost of placing your infant and 4-year-old in a care center is $25,844, accounting for more than 12 percent of median income in the state, according to Child Care Aware.
Even in places with a lower cost of living, having someone look after your little ones is taking a large bite out of your income. See below for a chart.