Does your salary after daycare + transportation + various work expenses justify working? Let's find out. A salary of $30K nets approximately $2.1K/month after taxes. The national average cost of daycare is about $970 (Source: What You'll Spend on Daycare). However, if you live in a metro-area (or large city), expenses could be up to $2K/month (in case you're wondering, that … [Read more...] about Daycare: Is Your Job Worth Keeping? Let’s Find Out.