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Allowances Survey for Kids

Find out how many kids your age get an allowance, what they spend it on, and how much everyone is saving.


Allowances can be an important part of how you learn about finances as a kid. I’m sure you have a lot of questions though. How much allowance should you get? How frequently should you get an allowance? Should there be any rules for your allowance? There are tons of other kids asking the same questions!

We’ve surveyed thousands of kids since we started Kids’ Money all those years ago to help you answer these questions. If you want to contribute and help other kids just like you, fill out the quick allowance survey below. If you just want to see the results, scroll down past the survey. Thanks and good luck on your allowance and financial education journey!

The Survey

The Results

  • 77% get allowances
  • 70% have to do chores for their allowance
  • 38% have to save a portion of their allowance
  • 68% can pretty much spend their allowance anyway they want
  • 69% are satisfied with their allowance or lack of one

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