Back to School Breakdown, How Much Will You Pay for Supplies?

Published 07/17 2014 06:25PM

Updated 07/17 2014 06:30PM

((KNWA/NBC))-- Parents, be prepared to spend more on back to school shopping this year.

According to the National Retail Federation, the average family with children enrolled in grades kindergarten through high school will spend $669.28.

That's 5% or $134 more than last year.

Increased spending on school supplies is attributed as the biggest reason for the rising cost.

The average family can expect to pay just over $100 on things like pens, paper and calculators.

Experts say as school budgets tighten, parents are being asked to buy more of their child's supplies.

For a closer look at the cost breakdown, click here.

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