Finding a good babysitter can be extremely stressful.

There are so many resources now to make the process a little easier, but it's still overwhelming.

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Do you go by word of mouth, use a teenager in the neighborhood or use one of the many child care websites or apps to find the perfect person for your family?

Once you find a babysitter, how much should you pay them?

Photo by Gabe Pierce on Unsplash
Photo by Gabe Pierce on Unsplash

You're going to pay more in New Jersey compared to other parts of the country, but it also depends on where you live in New Jersey. Some areas will cost you more than others.

2024 babysitting rates by UrbanSitter show the average hourly rate for babysitting 1 kid in North Jersey is $22.70. Babysitting 2 kids will cost you $25.24 per hour.

The report states the cost of a babysitter has gone up by 4.5 percent in the past year.

The national average babysitting rate for 3 kids is $29.36 per hour. gives you the going rate for babysitting throughout New Jersey.

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Photo by Thiago Cerqueira on Unsplash

As of January 2024, here's the cost of babysitting in Toms River, Marlton, Ocean City, Princeton, Jersey City, Flemington, Vineland, Red Bank, New Brunswick and Somerville. This way you can compare the rates depending on where you live in the state.

  • Toms River - $17.76 per hour
  • Marlton - $17.59 per hour
  • Ocean City - $18.46 per hour
  • Princeton - $18.15 per hour
  • Jersey City - $19.81 per hour
  • Flemington - $16.97 per hour
  • Vineland - $15.63 per hour
  • Red Bank - $19.35 per hour
  • New Brunswick - $19.94 per hour
  • Somerville - $19.17 per hour

Date night is going to cost you, especially when you factor in dinner, movie and a babysitter. It's not cheap.

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