There are so many chores that need to be done around the house each week.

From the dishes to the laundry and everything else in between.

It's a lot of work to maintain a clean and organized home. It's often a family effort.

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If you have kids old enough to help out, do you give them an allowance each week for chipping in and helping?

Cleaning their room, taking out the trash and other age appropriate chores.

Photo by Pille R. Priske on Unsplash
Photo by Pille R. Priske on Unsplash

Maybe your teenagers mow the lawn every week in the summer, vacuum the living room or mop the floors, but do they get an allowance?

If they do get an allowance, how much money do they get?

A Harris Poll surveyed adults, asking them how much they thought was an age appropriate allowance for children in 3 different age groups.

Here's what they found:

  • $4.10 a week for ages 4-9
  • $8.70 a week for ages 10-13
  • $16.00 a week for ages 14-17
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Does that sound about right?

Among the the adults polled with children ages 4-17:

  • 60 percent say their children receive an allowance.
  • 86 percent say children should only get an allowance if they work for it by doing household chores.

Not only do chores help teach children responsibility and hard work, but it also teaches them the value of a dollar. It can be a great opportunity for kids to learn how to save and budget money.

Did you get an allowance when you were growing up? How much does it compare to what your kids get now?

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