Parents Will Spend $498 on Back-to-School Stuff
A lot of parents are excited to send their kids off to school again this month. But getting them out of the house doesn’t come cheap . . .
An annual study found the average parent will spend $498 on back-to-school stuff this year. That’s up $20 from last year and $70 from 2019. Only 3% of parents said they won’t have to buy anything this year.
If you need help with your shopping list, here are the top ten things we’re buying . . .
1. Clothing. 83% of parents plan to buy their kids some new school clothes.
2. School supplies like pens and binders, 77%.
3. Shoes, 75%.
4. Backpacks, 64%.
5. Hand sanitizer, 62%.
6. Face masks, 56%.
7. Books, 34%.
8. Electronics like calculators and iPads, 32%.
9. Sports equipment, 27%.
10. Software or apps, 21%.