I was recently thinking about the average cost of raising a child. Statistics show that raising a child to the age of 18 years, cost roughly $250,000. That is the price of a nice home here in Wyoming. Not to mention a Lamborghini. But, what else could you buy instead of a house or a car? Our friends at Estately crunched the numbers, and calculated what you could buy with the equivalent of the average price of a home here in Wyoming.

The Answer: 2 years of professional rodeo lessons. With the average price tag of $189,300.

With professional training on riding a mean bull, you could eventually make enough money to buy a fancy house, that is also wheel chair accessible. And, have enough money left over to pay off all your medical bills.

See what the other 49 states could buy if they didn't have a mortgage.