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Halloween costs a pretty penny these days

The study asked participants to allocate how much of their expected cost will go toward candy, costumes and decorations.
Photo courtesy of LendEDU

Some people dress up, some trick-or-treat and some head to a party or two to celebrate Halloween. Almost everyone, however, finds a way to drop some coin for the holiday.

LendEDU, a financial loan organization recently commissioned a study in which 1,000 Halloween celebrators were asked how much money they were expecting to spend on the 2018 holiday. The average amount to be spent on Halloween per person: $185.50.

The number is up from 2017’s value of $169.81.

Participants were also asked how much money they’d be allocating to decorations, candy and costumes. Candy ranked the most expensive of the three, taking up 41 percent and $76.05 of the overall cost. Costumes came in a close second, costing 36 percent (at $66.78) and the final 23 percent ($42.67) went to decorations.