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?