We all know that celebrating Halloween costs money, but more than likely, you’ve never taken a moment to think about just how much. With costumes, candy, pumpkins and decorations, Halloween can add up to a significant part of your October budget. Think about that family in your neighborhood that goes all out with the animatronic skeleton and the mock grave site in the front yard. That stuff costs money.
Nearly half of all Americans will decorate their houses for Halloween this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey, and they’ll spend $1.88 billion doing it. That’s $19.79 per person. And almost 75 percent of us will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. It’s easy to go overboard when you’re not paying attention to how much you’re spending. To get an idea of the true costs of Halloween, check out the fun facts (guess how many pieces of candy corn are manufactured each year) in our holiday infographic.