Infographic: The cost of Halloween
Will Halloween spending cost you an arm and a leg?
By Kristin McGrath and Juan Rodriguez
Between August (when Halloween paraphernalia first started haunting the stores) to the stroke of midnight on Oct. 31, Americans will have spent $6.9 billion on Halloween fun, according to the National Retail Federation.
What they buy will ring up to an average of about $107 per Halloween shopper. CreditCards.com broke down that frightful number into the most monstrous spending categories, based on data from various trade groups that keep tabs on the retail, costume, candy, haunted house and greeting card industries. We also scared up some fun facts about the holiday traditions and treats that will cost Americans an arm and a leg -- and perhaps various other body parts.
To use the graphic on your site, use the following code:
Published: October 23, 2013
- Infographic: Mobile payments quickly rising – Smartphone payments are gaining traction among consumers -- and quickly ...
- Infographic: 2016 sees card debt, delinquency uptick – Though the number of people who fail to pay debt is not as high as it was in the Great Recession, it has started to increase in 2016 ...
- Infographic: Security tops all factors in choosing a card – Security from identity theft leads factors in choosing a card, with rewards being a closed second ...