Revealed: How much parents give for pocket money and doing chores

Cleaning Up: Children are paid over €2 to wash the dishes
Cleaning Up: Children are paid over €2 to wash the dishes

Irish kids are being paid an extra €1.60 to clean their room and €1 to take out the bins.

The Pocket Money Index, produced by online pocket money and allowance tracker RoosterMoney, released their survey into how much parents pay their children for household chores.

It found that in 2016 children typically picked up almost €4 in pocket money a week with the average amount increasing as they get older.

For example, a six-year-old gets almost €3 per week, doubling to €6 by the time they reach fourteen.

Children can also earn extra income from helping out around the house. Parents give an average of €3.24 to get a car washed, €3.63 to walk the dog and a whopping €5.28 for doing well at school.

The results were based on a survey of 11,000 children in the UK aged between four and fourteen.

 

 

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