Significant Digits

Significant Digits For Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. A bittersweet note about Significant Digits before we get going: FiveThirtyEight is revamping Significant Digits in the coming weeks. This will be the last edition in this format. The newsletter will take a few weeks off but will be back soon — stay tuned for more. You can follow writer Karen K. Ho on Twitter: @karenkho.

Significant Digits For Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is $4,500, the average cost of having a baby in the United States, even with medical insurance, according to a data analysis of 657,061 American women who gave birth between 2008 and 2015 by researchers at the University of Michigan.

Significant Digits For Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is $8.8 million, the price paid at Sotheby’s New York on Wednesday for the original Olympic Games Manifesto written in 1892 by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin, which the auction house said set a new world record for sports memorabilia.

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