Friday, October 28, 2011

The Cost of Halloween

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans are expected to spend $6.86 billion this year on Halloween candy, costumes, decorations and cards, which is an increase of 18 percent from last year. Their research also discovered that:
  • 69 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween, (up from 64 percent last year).
  • The average person will spend a record $72.31 on candy, decorations and costumes, (up from $66.28 last year).
  • 15 percent of those responding to the survey plan to dress their pets in costume, with a total cost of $310 million).
For more information about the survey go to

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