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 Montana. 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 Montana.

The Answer: Paid tuition for 32 people at the Advanced Taxidermy Training Center of NW Montana. With a price tag of $187,600.

Who doesn't like dead critters on their wall? Instead of buying a home, you could be delivering happiness to the world, one dead head at a time.

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

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