It’s no secret that child care is expensive. But did you know it can cost more than college? Child Care Aware’s latest report found the cost of child care in the U-S can be more than $14,000 a year for an infant or more than $12,000 annually for a four-year-old. How much you pay depends on where you live. Parents in Massachusetts spend more on infant childcare than in any other state: more than $16,000 a year. New Yorkers pay less in dollars, but give up a higher proportion of their incomes for infant child care, about 16-percent. The best bargain for child care? That would be in Louisiana, where it only costs about 7-percent of the median income.