A comparison of childcare costs as a percentage of families' average net incomes show that:
- Families in the UK pay a third (33%) of their net income on childcare
- Families Sweden, Greece, Portugal and Poland all spend around 5% of net income on childcare
- The EU average is 12%
- The average for all OECD members is 13%
(Data compares childcare costs for families with two working parents with a child in full-time care)
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