The median cost for a one-bedroom apartment in a senior assisted living community is $43,539. It ranges from roughly $30,000 (Missouri) to $80,000 (District of Columbia), according to Consumer Reports.
The average cost of a private room in a full-service nursing home is over $87, 000 per year.
At the other end of the age curve, childrens' daycare costs an average of about $20,000. In the last 25 years, childcare costs have doubled.