Americans Will Spend This Much on Halloween This Year

It’s staggering how much Americans spend on the Halloween holiday.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans will be spending $9.1 billion this year on the holiday which includes Halloween candy, costumes, and pumpkins for carving.

Compared to numbers from 2016, this is an 8.3% increase.

Most of the money will be spent on costumes with $3.4 billion for the category. For candy, Americans will spend $2.7 billion.

According to NRF predictions, each person will spend about $86.13 on average. Last year the number was $82.93.

While these numbers may seem like a lot, and most likely many reading this aren’t even spending a dime on the holiday, the NRF has said that only 12.9% of the people spending say their spending is impacted by the economy.

Does that mean we’re in a good place if most people can shop for Halloween without guilt?

Sofia Vida

Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.

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