The Expensive Lives Of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's Kids — What His $200K Monthly Child Support Covers

The Kardashian-West kids are accustomed to a lavish lifestyle.

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In a settlement reached in 2022 after almost two years of divorce proceedings, Kanye West was ordered to pay Kim Kardashian $200,000 a month in child support.

Kardashian first filed for divorce from West in February 2021, launching a high-profile and tense legal battle over their shared assets and their children.

According to TMZ, the $200,000 payments are to be wired into Kardashian’s account on the first of the month and these child support payments are only part of West’s post-divorce payout


Let's break down what expenses Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's child support and expenses cover.

West and Kardashian are each required to cover 50% of the kids’ security expenses, 50% of their medical expenses, and 50% of their educational expenses, including tuition. 

Splitting the costs of child-rearing is fairly common in divorce settlements — what’s not common is the price tag of caring for the Kardashian kids.

In the US, parents seeking child support payments are awarded an amount based on formulas set up by state governments. In California, where Kardashian and West are raising their kids, the average amount of child support is $430 per child each month. 


Of course, the Kardashian kids aren’t average children. They’re raised in the midst of major wealth and fame. Their lavish lifestyle includes expenses like private planes, high-end fashion and personal bodyguards. 

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Kanye West's child support covers 50% of their kids' expensive private school.

All of the Kardashian children attend Sierra Canyon School, a private school in Los Angeles. Going to Sierra Canyon costs no small fee — average annual tuition ranges from $16,000 to over $39,000 per child. 


With two kids already enrolled and two more about to start, West will be paying a significant sum in school fees for the next 15 years or so, until Psalm graduates from high school.

West's child support also covers 50% of the Kardashian-West kids' nannies, who come at a high cost.

Private school isn’t the only cost the Kardashian-West kids incur. These kids come with their own team — a team of six full-time nannies. According to a 2020 report, Kim hired nannies for each individual child, along with two other caregivers who provide tutoring and styling. 

The nannies are on call for 24/7 care and make an estimated salary of around $100,000. Therefore, the cost of Kardashian childcare comes out to about $600,000 a year, of which Kanye will pay half. 

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Kanye West also covers 50% of the Kardashian-West kids' security detail.

It's not uncommon for celebrities to hire security and bodyguards to keep them safe while they're out in public, and celebrity kids are often flanked by security as well.

According to security professional Aaron Cohen, full-time security detail can cost upwards of $1.5 million per year, meaning West could be responsible for at least $750,000 to make sure his kids are protected at all times.

However, it may be even more than that, considering Kim Kardashian is reportedly paying for extra security at her children's school thanks to West's own actions. According to TMZ, the school hired additional security at Kardashian's expense after West revealed the name of the school on social media for all to see.

By now, the Kardashian kids are accustomed to a lavish lifestyle, one that isn’t bound to change anytime soon.

North is known to attend fashion weeks with Kardashian, flying in private jets from New York to Paris to attend events that require extra security. 


Yet no matter how over-the-top the Kardashian kids’ extracurriculars seem, they’re included in the settlement, so that their daily lives aren’t disrupted by their parents’ separation. 

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Alexandra Blogier is a writer on YourTango's news and entertainment team. She covers celebrity gossip, pop culture analysis and all things to do with the entertainment industry.