When it comes to childcare we all know that it is one of the most expensive aspects of parenthood.


However, it seems that the cost is not evenly spread across the country with parents in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area paying MORE.



A new survey conducted by Pobal, found that, on average, mums and dads living in this area pay €213.94 a week.


This is 50 percent higher than in Monaghan, where the average is €142.


Not surprisingly, Dublin dominated the list with Fingal, South Dublin County and Dublin City areas coming in third, fourth and fifth place.



However, Wicklow came in second with prices averaging at €200.20.


The survey analysed 73,964 children enrolled in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) free preschool year between September 2015 and June 2016.


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