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How much do Americans spend on Halloween spending?

Spooky Celebrating

Updated on January 24, 2023


Halloween is right around the corner and Americans are shelling out some serious dough... $6.9 billion. According to Alliance Data Retail Services, next to Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, Halloween is fourth on the popular holiday list. Read on to see what else Americans spend on Halloween.

Here’s how Americans are expected to spend their cash on Halloween

  • American shoppers are expected to spend $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes in 2014.
  • Do you have a sweet tooth? Americans are expected to spend $2.08 billion on Halloween candy.
  • Americans will be getting their spookiness by spending $1.96 billion on Halloween decorations.
  • Pet costumes are expected to reach $330 million.
  • There's a whole lot of greeting with Americans spending $360 million on Halloween greeting cards.

Here's how Americans are celebrating on Halloween

  • Almost 1 in 2 adults will dress up
  • 4 in 5 (18 to 24 year olds) will dress in costume.
  • 1 in 5 will make their own costume
  • 7 in 10 will give out candy.
  • 4 in 10 will carve a pumpkin.
  • 1 in 5 will go to a haunted house.
  • 1 in 3 will trick-or-treat with kids.
  • 1 in 7 will dress their pets

Have a fun and safe Halloween, CASH 1 Loans.

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